Oui.Talk: GONG HEI Artist's Maryam Mobasseri & Bao Ho Artist TalkWritten on March 16th, 2019 by Rain Wong
Please join Bao Ho, Maryam Mobasseri in discussion with Redelle Lee at the first Oui.Talk, an artist talk series hosted by Oui.Gallery, on Saturday, March 16 from 3-5 pm. The discussion will bring insight into the artist’s creative journey.
Born and based in Hong Kong, Bao is a self-taught artist known for her freestyle murals and illustrations. She started her professional career in 2015. Bao has a distinctive style: monochromic art with tightly packed figures including human bodies, animals, flowers and patterns. Her large-scale mural works are transformed into other forms of art through the collaborations with international brands, and she has travelled and worked on projects in all corners of the globe including Australia, Switzerland, UK, France, Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Indonesia, Italy and Czech Republic.
Maryam Mobasseri (Nooshin Sawyer) was born in 1977, one year before the Islamic revolution of Iran, in Tehran. Her passion for painting was discovered at a very early age. Growing up in Iran during the Iran- Iraq war and being constantly confronted by the ongoing effects of the revolution helped her to find the best way to express her feelings through art. To pursue her lifelong dream to be a painter she quit studying nursing in 1999 and soon after started studying art at Honar University (Art) of Tehran. After completing her master degree in art, she moved to Malaysia and later Hong Kong which exposed her to different cultures. Hong Kong and its diversity has played a very significant role in the development of her artistic style.