How to Paint Without a Brush

The Art of Red Hong Yi


From an internationally acclaimed artist and social media force, a visually captivating showcase of art made from everyday objects—including tea bags, flower petals, and eggshells—with several do-it-yourself projects


ISBN: 9781419761959 Category:

Red Hong Yi


How to Paint Without a Brush introduces 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.

Additional information

Weight 1060 g
Dimensions 19.4 x 24.2 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 20 April 2023
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.4 x 24.2 cm
Weight 1060 g


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Red Hong Yi is a Chinese Malaysian contemporary artist who makes work expressing her heritage and Chinese diasporic perspective. Red studied at the University of Melbourne, and her work has been exhibited at H Queens in Hong Kong, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. Collectors of her work include JP Morgan Chase Bank and actor Jackie Chan. Her art has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the New York Times. Sotheby’s Institute has named her one of the “11 art world entrepreneurs you should know.”