is a Shaghai-based artist and architect. She renders chinese scenes from makeup. Red Hong Yi has used makeup purchased throughout the bustling metropolis to create landscapes, portraits, and small scenes on paper. Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname ‘Red’, is a Malaysian artist-architect. She was given the nickname because her name, Hong, sounds like the word ‘red’ in Mandarin. Red’s grandparents and father left Shanghai, China in the ’60s during the start of the Cultural Revolution and moved to Malaysia where she was born and raised. Growing up, she heard stories about how life in China, but never imagined that one day she would find herself going to China to work.
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