Lihong Zhang

Melbourne, Australia

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Music, dance, and nature are the main inspirations for my work. I am especially drawn to the lotus flower as a reflection of my culture and a subject for further exploration of myself. I am fascinated with the lifecycle of the flower and how it morphs through the seasons; from the seedpod to the blooming baby lotus and the full-grown adult flower. My oil paintings are imbued with nostalgic old-charm beauty. They picture vibrantly-colored scenes that are sieved through the kaleidoscopic lens of my imagination and my eagerness to find natural beauty wherever I go.
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ag_artist_statement : Lotus flower as a reflection of artist’s culture and a subject for the further exploration of impression. These works have a sensitivity to color and light, bringing a fresh interpretation to the impressionist oeuvre. The Lotus flower series have strong personal character with the color and the stroke, which could be recognized as Lihong’s style. The artist works with the season, infatuated with the lifecycle of the lotus in particular. From the seedpod to the blooming baby lotus to the full-grown adult flower, Lihong’s oil paintings are imbued with beauty that seems to come from a different period modern impression that are recognizable without being realistic. The artworks are built up layer by layer, the final result is saturated field of color, filled with real life scenes that have been sieved through a kaleidoscopic artistic imagination.
ag_biography : Lihong Zhang, is an artist based in Melbourne who works with oil paintings. The artist was born in Beijing, and she completed a bachelor’s degree in design, engaged in advanced studies of contemporary painting in The University of Melbourne. Since an early age she developed a love for painting; studied at the Youth Palace in her childhood, has got a National Painting Award, that was a memorable part of her childhood. Lihong is influenced by Claude Monet’s work and in 2015 she studied impressionist painting for one year. Since moving to Melbourne Lihong has become an active member of the Victorian Artist Society, participating in many exhibitions and art fairs. Currently Lihong has chosen the Lotus flower as a reflection of her culture and a subject for the further exploration of modern impression. These works have a sensitivity to colour and light, bringing a fresh interpretation to the impressionist oeuvre. They have an exclusive colourful appearance and the stroke that could be recognised as Lihong’s style. The Lotus flower symbolises the charm of Oriental Zen, calm and harmony. Lihong also create oil paintings on various other subjects including landscape, Still life, Portrait and so on. Lihong’s every work is filled with passion for her love of art, nature and culture. Her art reflects her painting journey with perfection. Lihong is represented by Libby Edwards Galleries within Australia for her Lotus Series in 2021.
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Lihong Zhang was born in China and now resides in Melbourne, Australia, where she works as a full-time painter. Even at a young age, Zhang’s knack for painting was clear; her school chose her to study art at the Beijing Youth Palace. Nowadays, Zhang indulges her preference for Impressionism by visiting museums and reading about art history, and by channeling her study of it into her natural scenes. The influence of Impressionism is made manifest in Zhang’s ability to capture a calm, fleeting moment of the natural world. Her work has been said to foster a cross-cultural exchange between Western and Eastern cultures, which Zhang actively creates by melding her Impressionist influences with ancient Eastern philosophy and Chinese calligraphy.

Zhang’s main inspiration is the lotus flower. Her fascination with the flower derives from a story about its beauty, “Pond in the Moon Night,” which she read while she was still in school. The story was made real for Zhang when she and her classmates visited the lotus pond in Beijing’s Beihai Park. Living in Australia, Zhang has still managed to find the lotus in her surroundings by visiting Melbourne’s lotus garden. This recurring motif, combined with the stillness and clarity of her work, communicate the message of harmony and peace in a noisy, busy world. Zhang has exhibited all over Australia, belongs to the Victorian Artists Society, and has been published in Art Edit magazine in both 2018 and 2020.


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The Lotus Flower Series No. 27 – A Flower Makes A World, 2022

Oil on Linen

23.5" x 47.5"

$2900

The Lotus Series No. 29, 2022

Oil on Linen

19.5" x 23.5"

$1150

The Lotus Series No. 28, 2022

Oil on Linen

19.5" x 23.5"

$1150

The Lotus Series No. 26, 2022

Oil on Linen

23.5" x 23.5"

$2000

Serenade No.1

Oil on Linen

23.5" x 19.5"

$1150

Breathing Series No. 1

Oil on Linen

47" x 39"

$2900

The Lotus Series No. 23

Oil on Canvas

60" x 39.5"

$5000

The Kingfisher No. 3

Oil on Canvas

19.5" x 15.5"

$950

The Kingfisher No. 2

Oil on Canvas

47" x 93"

$6600

Serenade No.3

Oil on Linen

39" x 47"

$2900

Serenade No.2

Oil on Linen

23.5" x 19.5"

$1150

Breathing Series No. 2

Oil on Canvas

72" x 36"

$6300

The Lotus Flower Series No. 19, 2019

Oil on Canvas

24" x 20"

$1150

The Lotus Flower Series No. 18, 2019

Oil on Canvas

24" x 20"

$1150

The Lotus Flower Series No. 17, 2019

Oil on Canvas

24" x 20"

$1150