Master Hong Si (born 1961, Shanghai) is a contemporary Chinese artist specialising in Buddhist philosophies and arts. He is a major figure in the art of Buddhist ink wash abstract painting, and a leading practitioner of contemporary Qingbai lacquer painting.
Chief Abbot of Longtan Temple in Zhejiang Province since 2017, Hong Si belongs to the Linji School, 45th generation of Zhengyin, a branch of the Chan School (Zen) Buddhism. He approaches his art practice with the attentiveness and clear mind of a Buddhist master and spreads the ideas and philosophy of Buddhism through his artwork. In this way, Hong Si’s paintings are the fateful coming together of space, time, and speed in the pursuit of Buddhist revelation. He sees his paintings as a representation of the interrelation of the universe, nature, and people. Hong Si lives by his phrase 微笑即是行善 – “the act of smiling is an act of virtue/kindness”.
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