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Ho, South

Impermanence III
Digital C-print
58 x 58cm
2008

Impermanence XII
Digital C-print
58 x 58cm
2010
 
Born in 1984, Ho Siu Nam obtained a higher diploma in social work studies from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006. He had worked as a magazine editor and photographer. In 2008, Ho set up a studio and has since focused on photography. In 2013, he founded non-commercial art space “100ft Park” which helps organise art shows and encourages art exchange. Ho has participated in a number of joint shows including “Works in Progress” (China 8, Museum Folkwang, Germany and Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2015) and “Basically, Forever- Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts’ 20th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition” (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan). He has won an award from the “Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009”. His artworks are collected by Burger Collection, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Legislative Council and Kyyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan.
 
Artwork Statement
There is nothing we can get hold of in our lives. Just as nobody can stop the sun from setting. So, what is eternity? The colours we see are formed by the joint of fates in the sky, on earth and in human beings. These colours change, sometimes rapidly and sometimes slowly as they come in an ever-changing form. It is like people meeting and parting because of the change of fate. To be impermanent is the law of this world. As a result, I, who is still alive, understand that nothingness is existence. Our lives are like the colours in the sky – impermanence is the nature of eternity.
For every change in my life, I look to the sky. The different colours appear in front of my eye and become the marks of my life.