This is an excellent painting of a back alley by Zhu Hong. With confident brushstrokes, he forged textures, rugged qualities and shaped the quiet ambience of backalleys. The two gas canisters illustrated in this painting reflects Zhu Hong’s style of exaggerating objects which he feels are interesting and captivating. Paintings of back alleys have become an significant series in Zhu Hong’s art practice.
In 2019, Singapore based gallery Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery held a solo exhibition titled “Emerging with Colour”. 40 of Zhu Hong’s oil paintings were featured in that showcase. This painting was displayed in that exhibition.