Corn Shuk Mei Ho
Stormy Nights Solo Drawing Exhibition
6th June – 18th July 2018
Corn Shuk Mei Ho granduted from Masters of Fine Arts program (with Merit) at the University of Arts London, Wimbledon College of Arts (2014-2016). She has a BA (with Honours) in Fine Art (Contemporary Studio Art Practise) and minored in French Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2007-2010). She now lives and works in London, UK.
Often exploring psychological themes, her artworks delve into deeper levels of human innermost states of mind. She creates atmospheric, melancholic drawings/paintings conjuring up feelings of dislocation. Her drawings/paintings document her interest in the lost and found, what is passing memory and what is synthesised as trace in the landscape.
Corn has had solo exhibitions and joint exhibitions in the UK and Hong Kong, and her works have been privately collected. She will have solo shoes in the Jam Factory Gallery, Oxford in early June and the Coiningby Gallery, London in mid-September 2018.
Edvard Munch, Stormy Night, 1893
“The dramatic natural event of the storm, the sharp contrast between bright windows of the house (promising security) and the immeasurable depths of the dark night - in other words, an account of physical actuality – have been refashioned into an image of inner tension and conflict.”
In “Stormy Nights” Solo Drawing Exhibition, Corn Shuk Mei Ho has selected three series of works to exhibit in the Restaurant Gallery in the Jam Factory, Oxford.
1) Night Swims Series (2017-18)
2) The End of F***ing World illustration (2018)
3) Dear Lily Series (2016)
These three series of drawings are related to the young adults inner struggles and unlimited imaginations. They are all about youth, courage, ideology, loss and then their own stories. These groups of young individuals still possess the imagination of younger children. Still in the pursuit of an ‘ideal world’, an ‘adult world’ caused them to lose out on opportunities countless times. Once they pass through the darkness however, they find themselves emerging from the storm and seeing the world more clearly.