Christopher K. Ho: Pasture, mixed media, 6 x 8”, 2009.
The paintings from the series The Pasture, 2009, faintly depict 4 x 6-inch pastoral landscapes on 6 x 8-inch boards primed with traditional gesso. The images are based on the 18th-century painter Thomas Gainsborough’s work. Instead of paint, the medium is the facial moisturizer 'Advanced Marine Biology Night Solution' by luxury Swiss skincare company La Prairie, which developed and built a proprietary above ground aquaculture that mimes the conditions of the deep ocean in order to harvest free-radical-fighting botanicals. The Pasture captures landscapes after having passed through capitalism and emerged on the other side. Each painting contains approximately 18ml of 'Advanced Marine Biology Night Solution.'
Christopher K. Ho
lives and works in New York City. His most recent solo exhibition Et in
Arcadia Ego (2009), at EDS GALERIA in Mexico City, approached making
engaged art in today's uncertain context through the prism of
Arcadia. Exhibitions include: the Incheon Biennale (2009) and the Busan
Biennale (2008), both in Korea; Solution, DiverseWorks,
Houston; the Chinese Biennial, Beijing (2008); Landscape As Litmus,
the Museum of Contemporary Art, Srpska (2008); Cultivate, MASSMoCA at
the Berkshire Botanical Gardens (2008); and Happy Birthday, Winkleman
Gallery, New York (2008). He received his M.Phil and M.A. from Columbia University,
and his B.F.A. and B.S. from Cornell University.