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Hongbin Zhao

In Japan, he is known as
- “Monet of the Orient”

In Australia, he is described as
- "21st Century Outstanding Artist"

In China, he is dubbed as
- “Painter of Idyllic Heavenly Scenery”

In Singapore, he is called as
-" Magician of Light, Shadow and Colors"

Hongbin Zhao was born in Shanghai 1952. He studied Fine Art Research in Shanghai JiaoTong University and worked as an art editor and chief editor in pictorial magazines. Since 1974, many of his paintings have been exhibited over eight times in China's National Museums from Beijing to Shanghai. Many of his artworks were also published in China's national newspapers, magazines, calendars and books. Zhao migrated to Australia in 1988 and later became a worldwide active professional full time artist.  His paintings are collected by both the private sector and world renowned organizations throughout the world.

  • Won over 40 First Awards in Australian National Art Competitions
  • Solo Exhibition worldwide, Japan alone over 80 Solo exhibitions
  • Exhibited in over 15 different Museums and National Galleries
  • Included in over 30 books and biographies, included the major book “Sixty Years, Six Artist” , "Three Masters of Chinese oil Painting ", "Ten of China's most influential figures in Calligraphy and Painting", “New Leader figures: the most influential masters in China’s Contemporary Arts”, "50 Australian Artists", , "Who's Who in the World", "500 Leaders of Influence", etc
  • Interviewed by numerous major International medias: newspaper/magazine/ TV
  • Two featured Television programs were made about Hongbin that were broadcasted internationally
  • Awarded "Honorary Doctorate of Arts" in 2006 by the Yorker International University, USA.
  • First Class Artist Appointed by China’s Department of States to provide gifts for State guests.

Hongbin Zhao is known as a magician of light, shadow and colors. He has been called “Monet of the Orient” by the authoritative Japanese Fine Arts Publication <<Monthly Fine Art>>. Hong Kong’s major newspaper, the article “Walk into the splendid world of the Oriental Monet- Hongbin Zhao” described his paintings:

“Monet’s impressionistic painting had a sense of tenderness and beauty, a world that will soon vanish at one’s touch. Where as the difference in Hongbin’s painting is the infusion of dynamic and masculine energy; impressionist with an intensity of life force within…

…If looking at Monet’s work is able to purify one’s heart to give up secular concerns, then looking at Hongbin’s work is able to charge one’s energy and re-arouse our love for life and nature...” 

Messenger of Love and Compassion

Hongbin’s art works are bold, flamboyant and lively. Despite the vast variety of subjects that he paints from figurative to landscapes to still life, his most well-known series “Talk with the Angels” is one of the first unique creations in the world. The series explore the topic of love and compassion through the topic of angelic children, family and the beauty of nature.

"I believe that the core of fine arts is virtue. My mission as a fine artist is to offer our world art that expresses light, hope, dreams, peace, love and compassion!”

"Talk with the angels" started its first tour in Australia 1995, then extended to Singapore, China, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, USA and many other countries. Over a decade of the tour, Japan alone has held over 80 one man exhibitions.

"Talk with the angels" are indeed works with soul. This series has inspired and touched many people from all walks of life. Today Hongbin is known to be the messenger of “love and compassion” by the public.

For more information, Please visit Artist website at www.hongbinzhao.com



Jessie Zhao

Jessie Zhao received Master of Fine Art and Bachelor of Fine Art in Australia, She has won numerous awards including Four First Prizes and a Gold Metal in Australian Art Competitions. She is a finalist in 2005 and 2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award; 2006 Metro 5 Award finalists; 2006 First Prize “People’s Choice Award”, Australia Amnesty International Freedom, 2006 “People’s Choice Award” Salon De Refuse, exhibited in Crown Casino, her work is published in Taiwan High School Fine Art Text Book in 2007. Collectors include well-known celebrity Tony Jones,host of ABC's 'Nightline' late-night News.

"Light, Color and Shadow" Series

Jessie Zhao's artwork explores the process and the way of how we see through light, color and shadow. She works from direct observational experience and later on readjust the work from memory. It is a process of communication by perceiving and recording the perceptual world, combining memory and sensation, invention and observation. It is a continual combination of both intuitive and rational decision-making.   Her topics various from Seascape, figurative, Venice, Streetscape and still life.