About Stephanie Ho
Born in Hong Kong in 1979, Stephanie began her training in oil paintings at the early age of 11. After graduating from the London School of Economics in 2001, she continues to explore her potential in fine art, completing two postgraduate diploma courses at City and Guilds of London Art School and Christies Education, as well as a Masters degree in Museum and Gallery Management at the London City University.
Stephanie concentrates on refining her skills in painting and developing her highly recognizable Lowry style pictures of tiny human figures in the last ten years. Based mainly on photographs, sometimes Stephanie paints what she sees, and at other times she choreographs the picture.
Stephanie currently based in the United Kingdom. She exhibits extensively in London, Europe and Asia in recent years, including two solo exhibitions with the renowned Art Beatus Gallery in Hong Kong, group shows at La Galleria Pall Mall, Cork Street Open Exhibition, Candid Art Galleries, and participated in numerous art fairs, such as Art Hong Kong, Art Shanghai, Art Tokyo, Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hotel Art Fair, London Affordable Art Fair, Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair and the New Artist Fair.
Artist Statement by Stephanie Ho
In my new series of paintings, I remain faithful to my interest in observing human activities in the metropolitan city life and my fascination in the silhouette of the human figures.
Compared to my previous collection, Still Frames, where figures are distributed evenly across the canvas like a pattern; the people in my new works have shrunk in size, yet ironically, have more details. The introduction of shadows further enhanced the reality of space, light and time.
Based mainly on photographs, sometimes I paint what’s there, and at other times I choreograph the picture. Appear to be floating liberally on the canvas, every single figure is carefully positioned. Just like composing a piece of music, with notations hanging across the lines, creating enchanting melodies, conversing with the spectators.
I want viewers to appreciate the paintings initially through the activity of looking, without interpretation. Stand afar and squint your eyes, get a feel of the picture through its colours and composition, enjoy the poetic movement of the crowds, then gradually drawn to the details of the figures. There are so much details you could look at them forever and never quite see everything..
Along the Street, a group exhibition with Byard Art in Cambridge.