The gallery is pleased to present Corn Shuk Mei Ho’s solo exhibition, Night Swims 2020.
The ‘Night Swims Series’ (2017-20) is a project which continues Ho’s journey, diving into the dark waters of the human psyche. The characters depicted in the paintings reflect a state of feelings including isolation, solitude, uncertainty and fear. The reflections dancing off of the surface of the dark waters are a symbolic description of these hidden emotions. They mirror the feelings of the characters as if they were nocturnal animals that are only comfortable to feed and hunt in the dark.
The artist graduated with an MFA from the University of Arts London, Wimbledon College of Arts in 2016, and holds a BA in Fine Arts and French Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010.
She lives and works in London. Since graduating Ho has shown works in both solo and group exhibitions in the UK and Hong Kong, and her works reside in several private collections. The artist sets out to explore the deepest levels of the human subconscious. The atmospheric, melancholic tones of her drawings and paintings evoke sensations of dislocation. These works document her interest in what is lost and what is found, the ambivalence between what is the fleeting memory and what is synthesized as a trace within the landscape.