Zerowaste Street Art Party featuring Matt Hope, Bao Ho, Mr.Barlo, Oui.Gallery GONG HEI Closing, Special GuestsWritten on March 23rd , 2019 by Rain Wong
Join Artist Matt Hope for a demonstration of the first “zerowaste” Entropic Bodies cooling suits along with wine and an art collectors VIP happening. Also, closing that night is Oui.Gallery’s GONG HEI exhibition providing live street art painting by Hong Kong-based international artist’s Mr. Barlo (Gianluca “Luca” Crudele) and Simple Bao (Bao Ho) painting on an 18th Century Tibetan works provided by Chu’s Fine Arts.
About Matt Matt Hope
Matt Hope (born 1976, London, U.K.) lives and works in Beijing, China. Hope received his M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 2004. Selected recent solo exhibitions include Art Lights up Life: People’s Power Station – Lighting Up Project, Guangzhou, China, 2016; Sun Dragon Hardware, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, 2015; and Spectrum Divide, Saamlung Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2012. Selected recent group exhibitions include Desert Island - Epicenter Projects, Coachella Valley Art Center Indio, California, 2017; Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China, 2017; BI-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, China, 2016; BOOSTER: Art Sound Machine, MARTA Herford Contemporary Art Museum, Herford, Germany, 2016; The Solutions, International Design Exhibition, Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China, 2011; and What if, Beijing International Design Triennial, China National Museum, Beijing, China, 2011. https://matthope.org
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.