Chu Hung – 1999
I saw some of Zhu Hong’s paintings in 1993. They were landscapes and flower and bird paintings in the Song Dynasty style, but quite modern. He had a contract with another art gallery at that time.
Recently, he changed his theme to residential views. He uses heavier paint, so when the paintings are hung they seem magnificent. His views of Jiangnan can actually show the style of Gustav Klimt.
He can not hide that he is a child of Suzhou. There is a great ambition within his introverted character, as if he wants to describe all of the beautiful views of Suzhou with his paintings. He combines Western and Chinese painting technique together in paintings that show every corner of the houses and the gardens, and they draw the attention of the beholder with color and composition, but they touch the beholder with emotion.
The paintings in this collection are recent works by Zhu Hong after he immigrated to the United States, and they are produced with mixed paints and rice paper.
Fong Yuk Yan