HONG KONG.- Blindspot Gallery
announce their participation in the ART FUTURES section at the Hong Kong International Art Fair
this year at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 26 29 May 2011, featuring young Hong Kong artist South Hos award winning series - Into Light. The series will also be exhibited at Blindspot Gallery on 8 - 18 June 2011 following the fair.
Into Light is a set of black and white photographs of pedestrian tunnels, taken at different locations in Hong Kong during the nights. The series expresses Hos view and feelings about a state of his life, I am standing in darkness and about to pass through a tunnel of light. I do not know how long the tunnel is and how long it would take to pass through it, the only thing I am certain is that at the end of it, darkness will re-appear, Ho says. The series of works is produced with traditional silver halide process, and each piece of work is hand printed by the artist.
Ho was awarded the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009 with his Into Light series. In 2010, he was selected as one of the nominees for the Société Générale Chinese Art Awards 2010 with the same series. Into Light is collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan.
South Ho will be present throughout the art fair, interviews with the artist are welcomed and can be arranged.
Born in Hong Kong in 1984, Ho graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006. Ho has been actively participating in photography exhibitions since 2007. He established his studio in 2008 and is a member of photography organization The Photocrafters. Ho currently lives and works in Hong Kong.