zhu hong 朱宏

Biography

Born 1969, China

Background

1969 Bachelor of Architecture
1997 Immigrated to Singapore
2006 Chinese Secretary of Singapore Watercolour Society
Adjunct Lecturer of Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Modern Traditions, Merlin Gallery, Singapore
2017 Singapore Contemporary, Suntec Convention, Singapore
2013 Portraits of Singapore, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre and
Beijing Art Museum, China
2013 Beyond The Screen
2012 Diary of Singapore
2006 Passion under the Sun, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Singapore Art Society Exhibition 2019: Bicentennial Edition
2017 Singapore Contemporary, Artredot Pte Ltd Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

Zhu Hong immigrated to Singapore in 1997, where he practised as an architect and interior designer before becoming a full-time artist. His knowledge and passion for architecture is evident in his watercolours of cosmopolitan life. Zhu Hong captures the spirit of buildings, of the city and suburbs with energetic calligraphic brushstrokes. He also utilizes dynamic lines and angles that playfully distorts architectural elements, which along with vibrant colours, reflects the lively atmosphere of Singapore.

By injecting his audacious technique into what is supposedly one of the most traditional and timeless mediums in Western art, his oil depictions are like no other. Finally, he strives to inspire his viewers to appreciate and observe scenes that are exceptional yet neglected due to their daily routines. There are charming streets, back alleys and shops in Singapore, Zhu Hong has singlehandedly reminded us of that.