How to Paint Without a Brush
By Red Hong Yi
How to Paint Without a Brush introduces internationally acclaimed artist Red Hong Yi’s creative process—the tools and methods she employs and the motivation behind the artist’s work. Organized by artistic medium, including eggshells, matchsticks, flowers, and ink stamps made from vegetables, Red’s book shares an array of creative techniques as well as stories from significant moments in her art career. A do-it-yourself section at the back of the book provides several projects that readers can try at home to push their own creative boundaries.
With its focus on non-traditional art-making methods using common household objects, this book is both timely and inspiring. By combining years of artistic experimentation with Red Hong Yi’s personal journey, How to Paint Without a Brush will capture the interests of people from all skill levels—from the casual hobbyist to the emerging artist—in contemporary art making.
Red Hong Yi is a Chinese-Malaysian contemporary artist who makes work expressing her heritage and Chinese diasporic perspective.
Abrams Books, 2023, hardcover, 7.7 x 9.55 inches, 240 pages.