Night Swims - an solo exhibition by Corn Shuk Mei Ho
- Tue 07-05-2019 to Sat 18-05-2019
Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery
Welcome to come and have a look the Night Swims series in the last couple days! Opening hour is 10:30am-8:30pm Friday 17/5 and 10.30 am-3.00pm Saturday 18/5.
“Night Swims Series” (2017-19) is a project which continues my journey to dive 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 water are a symbolic description of these hidden emotions. They mirror the feelings of the characters as if they were like nocturnal animals that are only comfortable to feed and hunt in the dark.
It was my first experience swimming at night in Lantau Island, Hong Kong in summer 2016 which inspired this project. It is here where I swam far away from the artificial streetlights of the Island, where one could observe the horizon of darkness between the sky and sea. Here was endless darkness with different layers of black colours. This variety of black colours is also a material study for my colour palettes used in this project.