Wan Ho’s debut exhibition ‘SOMETHING IS AGAINST YOU’ is opening 19.00 Thursday March 12th at Reed Projects Gallery, Salvågergata 10, 4006 Stavanger. The exhibition runs March 13th - April 11th 2015.
Wan Ho is a Chinese born, Norway based graffiti artist who uses the name Wan Ho for his studio based work. His work consists of intricately detailed pen and ink, acrylic on canvas and his own hand pulled artist produced
screenprints as well as objects and installations.
His work explores a rich tapestry of influences from Manga to Graffiti, fantasy and reality, politics, both personal and social to dreams and reality. Rich in symbolism, Wan Ho’s work focuses on the dichotomy of his
own experiences and draws influence from both China’s rich cultural heritage and the West’s constant search for the “new”. Embracing tagging and graffiti culture at an early age, Wan Ho’s work often contains references to these seemingly polar opposites, the ephemeral (West) and the eternal (East). Clinging to the past whilst attempting to liberate oneself from it creates a constant contradiction that sets up a tension in his work and life
that this series of new works explore to the full.
His characters, like the artist himself, escape the clutches of the past and set out on journeys of discovery, both inner and outer.