SHOUT x Vivian Ho – Wish You Were Here

/ 27 Mar 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
 

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year, Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here. — Pink Floyd “Wish you were here”

This is our past, present, and future.
Let’s take a break and re-examine the world within our daily lives.
We are not alone, and that we belong to a common destiny.
The perfect destination doesn’t exist and the perfect place will never exist. That’s inevitable but it’s not a bad thing.

世界紛紛擾擾喧喧鬧鬧 什麼是真實 我 走過動盪日子
追過夢的放肆 穿過多少生死
卻 假裝若無其事

穿過半個城市 只想看你樣子 — 五月天 “最重要的小事”

這是一封給香港的情信
是夢境是想像是恐懼是慾望
你,變幻無常
我,全盤托收
你的千態萬狀
我的眼中依然綺麗
可能真實與虛構經已模糊不清
我也會在你身邊不離開半步
所以
無謂感到孤單寂寞
平靜的擁抱怒與哀樂
沉着的撐過暴雨風沙
就算全世界都思覺失調
也不可怕
你現在心中在想起誰
誰也會默默地在想你

 

 

Shout Art hub & Gallery is pleased to showcase the solo exhibition of Vivian Ho starting from 27 March 2021. Vivian brings to life her realities reimagined. “Wish you were here” is a visionary dreamworld that conveys a soft tint of loneliness, and a yearning for understanding and company. Vivian creates an otherworldly utopia that preserves Hong Kong’s city dynamics, while offering the chance to see our future and to reminisce about the past, to take a break from life, and to re-examine our world within our daily lives. The illustrations open the door to a world somehow familiar, and yet maintains an exotic distance.

Vivio Ho’s Bio

Vivian Ho is a Hong Kong-based artist. Born and bred in Hong Kong, she graduated from Wesleyan University (economics & studio art) and been active in the Art and Design scene ever since. Her figurative oil paintings consistently deal with the conventional definition of “ugly” and “beauty”. For her, true beauty lies in authenticity that includes elements of grotesque at the same time. Her illustrations are full of dark humour and surrealist elements.

She has held multiple solo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas. Her works are

currently collected by M+ Museum, the Valmont Foundation, Nishiji Collection and Copelouzos Family Art Museum.

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