Born in Shanxi, China in 1983, Hong Yidong graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and obtained his master's degree in mural painting and lacquer painting in 2009. Hong’s scope consists of paintings, vessels and Jinshan. He is well versed in different lacquer art techniques such as the amazing Xipi, Maki-e, inlays of shells and eggshells, from traditional application to reinvention.
“The process of lacquer art creation is always full of surprises. The artwork is always covered until the final polishing. It is so mysterious and exciting as if I were a child digging a treasure.”
“I enjoy being alone since my childhood. I am sensitive to the surroundings, and the nature. It has become my back door to a secret garden and lacquer art is my key.”