Wan Ho from his debut exhibition at Reed project, 2014

Wan Ho/ Unknown

China

Urban Art, Graffiti, Installation, Illustration, Prints

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Wan Ho
Unknown
Male
China
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October 19, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Wan Ho is a Chinese – Norwegian graffiti artist known under this artistic name for his studio based work of pen and ink, acrylic on canvas and screen-prints along with objects and installations.

Wan Ho was born in Hong Kong and raised in Stavanger, Norway. Very early upon coming to Norway, Wan Ho embraced graffiti culture, starting to create it himself.

Wan Ho’s Prints

Wan Ho - Uma and Sleepers, 2015
Wan Ho – Uma and Sleepers, 2015

He has been influenced by graffiti, Manga, politics, reality, fantasy… Using symbolism, this artist translate his own experiences – drawing influences from his Chinese heritage as well as his western upbringing. This combination makes one interesting contradiction in Ho’s work, creating a tension that he feels obligated to explore further more – setting off on a journey to discover his inner and outer self.

Something is against you

Wan Ho - Something is against you Exhibition at Reed project, 2014, photo by John Rodger
Wan Ho – Something is against you Exhibition at Reed project, 2014, photo by John Rodger

In 2014, Wan had his debut exhibition, titled Something is against you, at the Reed projects Gallery which represents him. Ho presented his canvases, screen-prints, and a stunning sound installation.

Wan Ho lives in Stavanger, Norway.

Featured image: Wan Ho from his debut exhibition at Reed project, 2014
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