"We might not all speak the same language, but we can all read flowers."
Born in 1962 in the province of Sichuan, Zhuang Hong-yi is regarded as one of China's most influential artists. It is the combination of his Chinese background and his European influences that marks the uniqueness of Zhuang’s work. Embracing his present without losing his past, Zhuang defines a sense of self that exists between the two and enacts this personal story visually, balancing between phases of controlled planning, emotional gesture, and careful editing that result in works of beauty, surprise, and curiosity. Zhuang's work is distinguished by its bold color schemes and sophisticated, reoccurring, and precise floral motifs that symbolize a universal symbol of prosperity and optimism. Zhuang’s consistent return to this theme throughout his work showcases his ongoing refinement and experimentation, oscillating between raw emotion and carefully orchestrated artistry.
Over the past several decades, Zhuang has achieved international acclaim. His sculptural paintings have been showcased across the globe in over a hundred different exhibitions, including esteemed solo exhibitions at the Found Museum in Beijing, China, the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, the Ulm Museum in Germany, the Erarta Museum in Russia, and the 55th Venice Biennale in Italy in 2013. Zhuang received his initial education at the Sichuan College of Fine Arts in China before moving to the Netherlands in 1992, where he pursued further studies at the Minerva Academy in Groningen, before establishing his artistic career in the decades that followed. The profound inspiration drawn from nature's efflorescence can be traced back to the moment Zhuang first saw the renowned tulip fields nestled within the picturesque Dutch landscapes; this inspiration continues to serve as the cornerstone of Zhuang's artistic creations. As of today, he splits his time between his studio in China and his residence in Switzerland.
Unexpected ConstellationsGroup Exhibition 8 Jun - 14 Jul 2023'Unexpected Constellations' is a new group exhibtions that brings together the work of artists from different disciplines, generations and cultures in a casual and unexpected dialogue. Unusual formal aesthetic associations...Read more
Flowers, fruits, landscapes, and other memoriesShen Xiaotong, Lu Luo, Zhuang Hong-yi, and He Tianqi 9 Feb - 25 Mar 2023Impulse Gallery is delighted to present “Flowers, Fruits, Landscapes, and other Memories”. The exhibition focuses on the work of contemporary Chinese artists Shen Xiaotong (沈晓彤) , Lu Luo (罗璐), Zhuang...Read more
"WONDERS OF COLOUR"Group Exhibition 17 Feb - 2 Apr 2022WONDERS OF COLOUR is a group exhibition that presents new bodies of work by Dylan Gebbia-Richards, Lu Luo, Claudia Limacher, and Zhuang Hong-yi amongst others. The selected pieces of the artist all creatively redefine the use of color as a way to transform the visual experience - each through their unique medium. Visit us at Haldenstrasse 19 or explore the online viewing room to experience the Wonders Of Colour.Read more
"BLOSSOM"Solo Exhibition by Zhuang Hong-yi 14 Aug - 14 Oct 2021Blossom is the latest major solo exhibition by Zhuang Hong-yi featuring his world renowned colour changing flowerbed works and flower-themed landscape works right at Impulse Gallery.Read more
"IMPULSE"The first group exhibition 22 Apr - 22 Jul 2021Impulse Gallery is built on the idea of art as community, as the meeting place for people from all roads of life coming together to share their passions and affections...Read more