East meets west and contemporary meets traditional in Ben Ho’s upcoming exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.
Ho’s skill as a painter allows him to move fluidly and constantly between traditional painting compositions and his more recent contemporary abstract interpretations. Hanging oversized canvases side by side exposing connections as well as contradictions. His subject matter sways from local content, using motifs that he is well known for, to more universal environmental themes and then at other times revealing personal considerations.
Born and educated in China, now residing in New Zealand Ho’s current creative approach is to comprehend and interpret all he knows.
Spurred on by persistent internal investigation and the desire to push his boundaries Ho will continue to grow and resolve the body of work, with a view to tour the final collection internationally and ultimately to Beijing.
Opening: Tuesday 4th July
Time: 5.30 – 7.30 pm
RSVP’s are essential: email@example.com
or phone (04) 499 6356
Venue: New Zealand Portrait Gallery, 11 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, 6011
The exhibition runs until 23rd July