Brubey (Wanzhi) Hu's work integrates the properties of light, shadow, and colour with minimal geometric forms. Influenced by the 20th century artistic movements of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, Hu’s subtracted process emphasizes a relationship between perfection and imperfection, and between acute formalism and soft edges.
Utilizing acrylic paint with tools such as scrapers, taping knives, and foam rollers, Hu seeks perfection in making smooth surfaces while also embracing unpredictable imperfections that arise through the creative process. Carefully considered application of colour and form across multiple panels engages the surrounding wall space around her works where mutable, vibrant colour reflections are created.
Brubey (Wanzhi) Hu is an artist and graphic designer living in Toronto, ON. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with a major in General Fine Arts and concentrations in Graphic Design and Book Arts) from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and an MFA from the University of Waterloo, ON. Hu has participated in several artist residencies including the BAiR Emerging Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, AB, and Tao Hua Tan International Artist Residency in Anhui, China. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and China and is also held in numerous private collections of the same locales.