LIGHT SHOW IN THE RAINFOREST

Closing Bid: S$ 1,150.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Coming from the tropical lush region of Borneo, Adrian Ho is constantly exposed to the beauty and magnificence of the surrounding rainforest. As a protagonist in the mission to protect natural habitats and to fight against deforestation, he spreads the word through his paintings, showing the viewer the visual splendor of the Sabah landscape. "Landscape is my passion and the main subject-matter. I search for purity of nature in my art and the Malaysian landscape is a rich creative source of inspiration. It also inspires me to continuously expand my technical know-how, to express it better", claims Ho, who's Büffel Light Show in the Rainforest is a prime example of his style of painting. "The connection between me and the rainforest is being reinforced in my art," asserts Ho who has lived in Sabah for 47 years. The painting on his Büffel is taken from a series of oil paintings where he portrays the poetic way light travels across the different levels of the ecosystem. "My paintings allow viewers to join me in a series of revelations about the reality of the rainforest and engage in complex and multi-layer issues pertaining to the rainforest and biosphere in a contemporary context. Viewers will expect some surprises in getting to know my rainforest and also the opportunity to share my concerns on some worrying current trends affecting it".

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 1,150.00

About the Artist

Adrian Ho was born and brought up in Borneo, Malaysia and developed a keen interest in art when he won his first art competition at the age of 7. He studied Architecture at the University of Western Australia, received his Bachelor degree in 1990, and worked as an architect from 1991-2009. Despite initially starting a career in architecture, Ho's gravitation towards painting was too strong and he eventually turned it into a full-time career, earning himself 26 prize awards to date, including a silver medal prize at the 13th World Children Art Competition, organized by Nippon Television Networks Cultural Society, Japan (1983). Ho has joined in 48 group and 5 solo shows, including the Malaysia/ South Australia Touring Art Exhibition 2000 - 2001, jointly organized by the Country Art South Australia and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia. Ho's participation in the Singapore Biennale 2013, themed If the World Changed, was a prominent occasion as he was one of 90 international artists selected.

Ho also owns and runs Borneo Sunrise Home Gallery and Artist Studio that offers art classes and workshops, and has actively participated in the 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism (1MCAT) programs run by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia since 2010, as well as numerous other national and local art exhibitions and fares. The gallery showcases the artist's latest creations and also offers painting commissions upon request. In the near future the management of the gallery has considered introducing and promoting up and coming Sabahan artists with their works on consignment for sale to collectors. Ho's own artwork is in many private collections, such as the Sultan of Johor, Sabah Art Gallery, Shell Corporation, Nippon Television Network Cultural Society Japan, and he continues to accept commissions.