Exhibition Dates: March 20 - April 11, 2020
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11AM - 7PM
82A Stone Nullah Lane
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Stallery is proud to present Mukashi Mukashi (translating to "Once upon a time" in Japanese), the first solo print exhibition by Bao Ho, in collaboration with The Stallery and L'Epicerie Fine Hong Kong.
This solo show exhibits 25 selected prints to the public. The exhibition is designed to draw each viewer closer into the artworks as they discover Bao’s colorful world with its fantastic creatures and characters and at the same time, decipher what the vibrant scenes reveal about the artist’s inner world. Every work on display showcases Bao’s immensely relatable style which, at the same time, is so uniquely inventive and exudes the Hong Kong life we encounter daily, but with a twist: it is inhabited by unique characters and fantastic creatures.
As we step into Bao’s inviting formal dimensions, we also discover her remarkable drawing style - a reminiscent of doodling and manga art. Seeing her in action—executing every single line and stroke free hand on a wall, on paper,or even on her iPad—reveals the meticulous, thorough, and technically skilled process behind all the vibrant scenes we seein the final works. To document Bao’s freehand drawing process, a time lapse of each work’s creation is projected at The Stallery during the show. Bao’s iPad is incidentally how the idea for this exhibition came about.
As an artist who has been commissioned on multiple occasions to create works for big companies in the recent years, Bao has been travelling a lot around the world, and her iPad has become such a trusted creative companion on the go that not having it, as she put it, “feels terrible”.