Artist: Hong Zhu An, (b.1955, China)
Title: Yi-Er-San (One, Two, Three)
Medium: Chinese Ink and Colour on Paper
Size (cm): 120.0 x 122.7 cm
Rich with textural nuances and pulsating with colour, Yi-Er-San evokes a mystical full moon night. The painting is a unique blend of Chinese calligraphy and Western abstract art. The Chinese characters Yi-Er-San or One-Two-Three written in bold calligraphic strokes across the work are an allusion to the birth and origins of the universe. Ancient Chinese numerology was related to cosmology with Yi representing the first creation of Heaven, Er signifying the genesis of Earth and San, the creation of Man.