Controversy, Hong Kong, c.1950
Whether it is the slums of Hong Kong, its pulsing city streets, or a light-filled
stairwell, the patterns of daily life are the inspiration for Fan Ho’s
Inspired by the Bauhaus point of view and a
strong sense of abstraction, Fan Ho’s cosmopolitan, multicultural
Hong Kong becomes a magical city of light and dark, shadow and
substance, crowds and isolation.
The veneer of nostalgia they exude is
beautifully balanced by the abstract way in which they are
configured--quiet pictures making for admiration and contemplation.
Born in Shanghai
in 1932, Fan Ho and his family later migrated to Hong
Kong, where he began to experiment with still photography.
During the next twenty years he won over two hundred fifty international
awards and competitions for his experimental and unconventional
photographs, and at the same time established himself as a major
Desire, Szechuan Concubine,
Taipai My Love, Lost, and
Miserable Girl have all become cult classics). He has exhibited in
many one-man shows throughout Asia, Europe and the
Americas and his photographs are in collections
throughout the United States and worldwide.
19 x 10" vintage silver print
17 x 13.375" vintage silver print
19 x 7" vintage silver print
Hong Kong 1952-64 May 4 - June 29, 2006
the gallery for additional information regarding Fan Ho