Hong Zhu An

田园 Meadow

恬淡 Ambience


Living With Art

Living with Art

Bedroom setting

Living Room II

Hong Zhu An works of art being collected by developers


Jin (quietness)

BD Deep Realm

Meditation ii 167x132cm

Rhythm of the Heart

Misty Dream

Rocky Mountain

Spring I

Bosom Friend II

Fish I


Cloud and Moon


Autumn Fall


Poetry in Motion

Essence of Zen



Meditational I

源 Genesis

CSS133 绿雨 Absolve - jazz CSS133 07/18

Living with art

Affection 情

无争 Without Strive

和 Harmony

如玉 Emerald

微风 Gentle Breeze

泥花 Beauty Out of the Mud

夏 Summer

深意 Intense Emotions

記憶 Memories

About The Artist

Chinese-born Hong Zhu An (b. 1955) is one of the finest artists in Singapore today. Trained under famous art scholar Wang Zidou at the Shanghai Art and Craft Institute, the artist is proficient in both Chinese and Western Art. Painting in acrylic and ink, his works exude a serenity and energy that calms the mind and offers insightful abstract interpretation alongside enchanting visuals. Constantly growing in both skill and prestige, he has exhibited his works in South East Asia, the USA and Australia and has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the UOB Painting of the Year ‘Grand Award’. His works have been collected by major institutions such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Princeton University Museum in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Singapore Art Museum.

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Hong Zhu An's paintings glow with the layered pigments that are placed stroke by stroke upon rice paper, the under-layers burning their way to the surface of the blocks of the colors. Each layer consists of thousands of calligraphic strokes, creating an expanse of color and depth. 
Hong Zhu An has a deep love of the line or stroke and his understanding of its importance as a fundamental of Chinese artistic expression does not contradict his search for new avenues in Chinese art. Wielding his brush fearlessly even as he charts new artistic territory, Hong Zhu An allies eye and hand in brave new ways to connect with the age old Chinese sensibility, the ability to converse with nature and make it scintillate on intellectual, philosophical and spiritual levels that are uniquely his. His works are resplendent because they reveal the beauty of the world, life, and man. From oracle bone inscriptions, to calligraphy, to the glaze blue arabesques of Ming porcelain, the line is more aesthetically and philosophically fundamental to Chinese culture, so necessary that painters spend a lifetime mastering it. 

The grand scale Hong Zhu An uses can also be read as a visual prompt designed to recall the great narrative tradition of Chinese painting, the comparison serving to underscore his formal and conceptual distance from China and the classical art historical trajectory. Similarly, by invoking nature as inspiration for these new paintings, but categorically denying their identity as landscape images and iconographic allusion to any particular symbols, Hong is pointedly marking his break with tradition. His works are thus not only resplendent with zen, but also innovative and pulse with artistic depth. 


UOB Painting of the Year Grand Award, Singapore

The Best 100, The National Ink Painting Competition, China

Corporate and Public Collections

The Singapore Art Museum, The National Art Museum, Philippines, The Newark Museum, New York, USA, The Spencer Museum, New York, USA, The Princeton University Museum, New York, USA, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, USA, The Oxford University Museum, UK, The National Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, Singapore Airlines, The National Library, Singapore, The Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, The Grand Plaza Hotel, Singapore, Raffles, The Plaza, Singapore, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, Langham Southgate Melbourne Hotel, Australia, LaSalle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore, National Institute of Education, Singapore, United Overseas Bank, Singapore, Credit Suisse First Boston, Singapore, Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Asset Management, Singapore, Goldman Sachs, Singapore, McKinsey & Company, Singapore, Wheelock Properties (Singapore) Ltd, Singapore, Fidelity Investments, Singapore, SC Global Development Ltd, Singapore, Coutts Bank, Singapore, Kheng Leong Co (Pte) Ltd, Singapore



Solo Exhibition Unabating Spring, Ode To Art gallery, Singapore

The Limitless Void - Private Museum Singapore

Ascetic Serenity, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore 

Inner Dawning Ode To Art, Singapore

Intrepid Heart, Naked Soul, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

Reflections on a Long Journey, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

A Deep Breath of Life, Art 2 Gallery, Singapore
New Exuberance, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
Ten Years of Painting (1996 – 2006)
Paintings for Sale by Silent Auction, YADDO Art, Windsor Ballroom, The Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore2008                       

New Directions, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongBali Escapade – Recent Paintings by Hong Zhu An, iPreciation Pte Ltd, Singapore

Going Forward , Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USA

A Long Journey, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongFluid Transitions, The Esplanade, Singapore

Ancient Hues, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USAAncient Hues, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Color of Memory, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USA

Field of Virtue, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Singapore
Field of Virtue, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

RMIT Master of Arts  Graduate Exhibition, LaSalle Gallery, LaSalle-SIA College of The Arts, Singapore

The Essence of Art, Art Forum, Singapore

UOB The Painting of the Year Winners’ Exhibition, UOB Plaza, SingaporeEast – West: Abstraction Meets Calligraphy, The Substation, Singapore

Hong Zhu An – Exhibition, National Art Museum Shanghai, China


Ode to Art presents: Studio Sessions with Hong Zhu An
Hong Zhu An
With training in both Western and Eastern art, Hong Zhu An's work remains inherently Asian with his focus on calligraphy, the line and large-scale paintings. Granted the illustrious UOB Painting of the Year 'Grand Award' in 1994, his work is included in corporate and public collections such as The Spencer Museum, Princeton University Museum and the National Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel.
SINGAPORE SERIES: Sculpture - Art Lecture Full Video
Ong Kim Seng, Lim Tze Peng, Zhu Hong, Hong Zhu An
By Jeffrey Say
SINGAPORE SERIES: Painting - Art Lecture Full Video
Various Artists


Hong Zhu An
Unabating Spring by Hong Zhu An

Hong Zhu An

Imbued with the very philosophy that defines the artist himself, ‘Line’, or 笔,墨,纵,横 (closely translated to Brush, Ink, Vertical, Horizontal) is a tale within itself, that descends from individual but spans to a multitude- resonating to emotion held within every and each.
Hong Zhu An
Inner Dawning

Despite the fact that Hong's work is modern, minimalist and considered a contemporary mix of Eastern and Western influences, his style possesses a distinct characteristic whereby one can immediately recognise the Chinese sentiment in his work.

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