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CAROL OI YAN HO
updated: 10/09/2008
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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My Name Is Candice
Untitled
Pistachio With Sparkling Pitted Cherries
Woman In Fur
Reflector
Wind in the Willow
A Home At The End Of The World
Rain On The Plain
Charm of Prettiness
Melting In Saddness
untitled
untitled
 
 
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My Name Is Candice by CAROL OI YAN HO
My Name Is Candice
Pencil & crayon on paper
2006
9.8" x  7.2" 
Untitled by CAROL OI YAN HO
Untitled
Pencil, crayon, and gel pen on paper
2006
9.8" x  7.2" 
Pistachio With Sparkling Pitted Cherries by CAROL OI YAN HO
Pistachio With Sparkling Pitted Cherries
Pencil, craon, and gel pen on paper
2007
9.8" x  7.2" 
Woman In Fur by CAROL OI YAN HO
Woman In Fur
Pencil, crayon, gel pen and ink on paper
2007
9.8" x  7.2" 
Reflector  by CAROL OI YAN HO
Reflector
Pencil, crayon, gel pen, ink and acrylic on paper
2007
22.44" x  15.16" 
Wind in the Willow by CAROL OI YAN HO
Wind in the Willow
Pencil and watercolor on paper
2006
36" x  28" 
A Home At The End Of The World by CAROL OI YAN HO
A Home At The End Of The World
Pencil and watercolor on paper
2007
22.44" x  15.16" 
Rain On The Plain by CAROL OI YAN HO
Rain On The Plain
Pencil, gel pen and watercolor on paper
2006
8" x  5" 
Charm of Prettiness by CAROL OI YAN HO
Charm of Prettiness
Pencil, crayon, gel pen and watercolor on paper
2007
24" x  24" 
Melting In Saddness by CAROL OI YAN HO
Melting In Saddness
Pencil, crayon, and gel pen on paper
2007
9.8" x  7.2" 
untitled by CAROL OI YAN HO
untitled
Gough, Pencil, Gel Pen On Paper
2008
9.8" x  7.2" 
untitled by CAROL OI YAN HO
untitled
Gouch, Gel Pen, Pencil On Paper
2008
9.8" x  7.2" 

Artist Statement


Fashion magazines and shojo manga  have been inspiration of my figurative drawings.  Apart from the artistic aspects in fashion design, I particularity am interested in the illusion of changeability of women physical appearance and the fantasy of identity change behind the glamorous photographs on fashion magazines.  I also am interested in the stylistic background effects in shoijo manga, like bubbles, sparkles and speed lines.  They work as graphic index to tell the emotional expressions of the characters in the story, at the same times they can be pure abstract patterns. Through my works I want to explore the idea of self objectification and the fluidity of sexuality, by manipulating viewers to a point of uncertainty and uncomfortably.


The sources of my landscape drawings ranged from pictures on magazines, the symbols and those abstract background effects frequent seen in Japanese manga ,  pattern of ink marks on traditional Chinese landscape paintings, the patterns on 70’s wallpapers and many other graphic images. I have these visual images internalized are build up in my memory and became part of my own private collection of fragmental samples of lines, form, shape, and texture.  It becomes impossible to depict them as what they once were.  Instead of making an accurate reproduction of these same visual images, I am more interested in exploring the possibility in a combining the genre of landscape painting and figurative painting with abstraction. By fusing up and re-arrange all these various patterns/ lines/ shape/ recognizable images with individual styles on distort spatial space, I want to show viewers a rich plural mixture of pictorial structure with a dimension of time on paper and canvas.

Artist Bio / CV

Carol Ho was born in Hong Kong, 1974.  Immigrated to Canada with her family in 1991, received BFA degree from University of Calgary in 1998. She studied at Royal College of Art in London, UK, earned a MA degree in Fine Art in 2001.  Her works have been showed in UK, Germany, Canada and Hong Kong.   

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2007
'Leben Leiben’, RISE Berlin, Germany
On Paper’, Too Art Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

200530 x 30', Vertigo Gallery, London, UK’VenArt’, Shoreditch, London, UK

2004
'
AFTERSHOCK’, Group Exhibition, 1A Space, Hong Kong
'Duped’, Group Exhibition, London, UK
'FAITH’, Group Exhibition, Transition Gallery, London, UK
'Gallery Artists’, Vertigo Gallery, London, UK
'Faith’, Group Exhibition, CAS, Osaka, Japan

2003
'Arty-Texture’, Transition Gallery, London, UK
'Ways To Die’, Hoxton Distillery, London
'Ruin/ Souvenir’, Transition Gallery, London, UK
'Six Years: 1996 to 2002, Works by Carol Ho’ Red Deer & District Museum, Canada

2002
'Chamois’, MOT Gallery, London
Open Studio 2002, Limehouse Art Foundation, London‘The Poster The Show + 1’, Hoxton Distillery, London

PUBLICATIONS

2003
Arty 11, June 2003, London, UK
Red Deer Advocate, Arts Review, “Thin Line”, January 17 2003, Canada
Red Deer Advocate, article by Penny Caster, January 9 2003, Canada
2001
Arty Student Special, August 2001
Royal College of Art Graduate, 2001
The Times, London List Section, May 26th 2001
Royal College of Art 2001 Show Press Images
2000
Assembly 2000
, exhibition catalogue, published by sponsors Eric Drossart, Michel Neeus and Katie Robyns, London; texts by Beth Mears, Dann Fox Henry Ward, John Hutnyk, Nicky Coutts, Jemima Montagu and Vanda Playford 

COLLECTIONS

Royal College of Art, the University of Calgary, Red Deer and District Museum and private collectors.