How to Paint Without a Brush The Art of Red Hong Yi

How to Paint Without a Brush

The Art of Red Hong Yi

Hardcover

Price: $35.00

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  • Publication Date: April 11, 2023
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 7 38 x 9 14
  • ISBN: 9781419761959
  • Page Count: 240
  • Illustrations: 275 color images
  • Rights: World/All

From an internationally acclaimed artist and social media force, a visually captivating showcase of art made from everyday objects—including tea bags, flower petals, and eggshells—with several do-it-yourself projects

How to Paint Without a Brush introduces artist Red Hong Yi’s creative process—the tools and methods she employs and the motivation behind the artist’s work. Organized by artistic medium, including eggshells, matchsticks, flowers, and ink stamps made from vegetables, Red’s book shares an array of creative techniques as well as stories from significant moments in her art career. A do-it-yourself section at the back of the book provides several projects that readers can try at home to push their own creative boundaries.

With its focus on non-traditional art-making methods using common household objects, this book is both timely and inspiring. By combining years of artistic experimentation with Red Hong Yi’s personal journey, How to Paint Without a Brush will capture the interests of people from all skill levels—from the casual hobbyist to the emerging artist—in contemporary art making.

About the author

Red Hong Yi is a Chinese-Malaysian contemporary artist who makes work expressing her heritage and Chinese diasporic perspective. Red studied at the University of Melbourne, and her work has been exhibited at H Queens in Hong Kong, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. Collectors of her work include JP Morgan Chase Bank and actor Jackie Chan. Her art has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the New York Times. Sotheby’s Institute has named her one of the “11 art world entrepreneurs you should know.”