Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA)
Fundraiser, 19 – 23 May 2021
Chloe Ho, Narcissus in Blue, Chinese Ink and acrylic on paper, 2019, 212 x 58cm
Mark Peaker, co-founder of 3812 Gallery, described Chloe Ho’s artworks as "bold, graphic and emotionally raw", and certainly, her Narcissus in Blue painting reflects Shan Shui tradition, embodying both the rationality of Western philosophical thinking and spirituality in Chinese culture. Her use of ink and blue paint, flowing through the traditional xuan paper, capture her love of Klein, Bourgeois, Bacon and Zhang Daqian. The rapturous blues reflect her passion for a life connected to nature, in which the blossoming flower is flowing, in flux and fluid, teasing us to question, what is our connection to nature? Ho pictures the flowers as mysterious creatures, illuminated under the sea's surface, or blooming in a garden under moonlight. This painting is a manifestation of Ho’s deep cultural awareness, self-examination and realisation.