Quang Ho

Quang Ho

Vietnam 1963



Quang Ho
Quang Ho
March 30, 2016
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

There’s a lot to pay attention to in a single piece of painted canvas: you look through the corners, the angles, the play of light and personal interpretations; the form, the context, the thought behind it all. Many artists will put a lot of effort into perfecting these elements and successfully portraying them to the viewer, but it all falls into the shadow for the Vietnam-born artist Quang Ho. It doesn’t matter whether the piece depicts Realism or Abstraction, natural elements or urban environment; as long he focuses on the interplay of colors, their tone, texture, line, and interaction, everything else falls into place, and there’s enough of inspiration to go around.

Quang Ho focuses deeply on the interplay of colors and relationship of simple shapes

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Quang Ho – Grand Canyon

Endless Inspiration

Quang Ho’s practice shows that a skilled artist can portray any setting, regardless of the narrative. From still life depiction, over landscapes, animals, to models, Ho depicts various subjects with an incredible technical experience, putting him on equal grounds with masters in each separate field. His complete oeuvre contains so many different settings it can be called a world of its own, and with how he comes by his inspiration, it’s no surprise. By discarding the need for a specific form or concept to portray, Ho draws from an endless source of inspiration available to him at any given location or time.

Sharing what he’s learned over the years, Quang Ho saves future artists years of discovering

Focus on Art

When you look at the connection Quang Ho has had with art, it’s easy to see how he manages to produce such major aspects of painting as no less than by-products of technical focus. He showed inclination towards artistic expression at the age of three and it has been nourished throughout the schooling years and college days. His first solo exhibition came at the age of sixteen, and given his already extensive learning of the craft, the show was naturally an enormous success, opening a lot of doors for the young artist.  Acquiring several awards and the title of a teacher at the Denver Art Students League following his student days, he has been extending his impressive portfolio ever since.

Many aspects of painting come naturally after great technical focus

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Left: Quang Ho – Inward, 2015 / Right: Quang Ho – The Blue Wall, 2016

Nurturing Talent

It takes more than pure talent to be good at any given thing, and it’s obvious in each of Quang Ho’s paintings that there are years of work supporting them. Although pieces vary in subject and motif, there is an omnipresent fluent color interaction and vividness of the portrayal. Regardless of what Ho depicts, the way that he does it carries across energy with it that elevates any type of scenery, making a narrative out of a dialog between colors.
The artist is represented by Gallery 1261.

Quang Ho lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

Featured image: Quang Ho. Photo copyright Marc Piscotty. All other photos credit the artist and Gallery 1261.
All images used for illustrative purposes only.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GalleryGroup/Solo
2016 New Work Saks Galleries, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2016 Group Exhibition 13 Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 The Great Holiday Exhibition Saks Galleries, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 The Renaissance of Realism Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 Small Works Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 Unfurl Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 The Object of Objects: A Still Life Exhibition Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 A Friendly Challenge Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 Group Exhibition XII Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2015 Quang Ho and Vincent Xeus: East and East - Alternative Visions Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2014 Contemporary Realism Gallery 1261, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2001 International Masters of Fine Art Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TexasGroup
2001 Great American Artists Show Cincinnati, OhioGroup
2001 Northwest Rendezvous of Art Helena, MontanaGroup
2001 Colorado Governor's InvitationalGroup
2000 Quang Ho Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas Solo
2000 Quang Ho Saks Gallery, Denver, Colorado Solo
2000 Artist of America Denver, ColoradoGroup