Red Hong Yi : Artist-architect. Likes to paint, but not with a paintbrush!


Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname ‘Red’, is a Malaysian artist-architect. Known as the artist who ‘loves to paint, but not with a paintbrush’, her works have been featured by media around the world including Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CNN, NBC and the Daily Mail. 

Her works have been viewed by millions on both Youtube and Youku. She has worked with clients such as Hewlett Packard, Unilever, Nespresso, AT&T, BBDO, Mercedes Benz, Esquire and Astro, was invited as a presenter at the 6th and 7th EG Conferencein Monterey, California, at TEDxkl 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, at the APEC Young Entrepreneur’s Summit 2013 in Beijing, and lectured in design universities Domus Academy and NABA in Milan. She was named Esquire Magazine’s ’12 Brilliant Malaysians’ of 2013 and given Perspective Global Hong Kong’s 2013 ’40 Under 40 Designers’ award.

Red currently runs her own design studio and lives and works between Shanghai and Malaysia. She wants to continue to use mundane, ordinary and often overlooked objects to make beautiful art and through her art and the internet, connect people throughout the world.
Amazing artist with brilliant talent! Jom layan gambar. :)

1. Human Potrait
Olympian/badminton hero Lee Chong Wei made of 1800 shuttlecock feathers, carefully stuck on layer by layer! 

Taiwanese singer Jay Chou made of coffee cup stains

ADELE with 2000 melted candles, inspired by her song "Set Fire to the Rain". Melted blue candles, representing rain, were lit up or 'set on fire' for this effect. Rain could have meant tears/sadness to Adele

Singer-songwriter Yuna Zarai done with musical notes. emojiemojiemojiemojiemoji800x500mm in size

 Aung San Suu Kyi portrait made with 2000 white flowers and red dye

Yao Ming painted with a basketball! Dipped the ball in red paint and dribbled it across the canvas.

Italian singer Lucio Dalla made of coffee cup stains

Zhang Yimou portrait made of 1500 socks, pinned onto each other and hung off bamboo sticks in a little alleyway in Shanghai. Zhang is a Chinese film director who directed films such as Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

painted with tennis balls and chopsticks

2. FOod Art

will update in next entry :)

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