Bao Ho is a Hong Kong born and based artist. She has been drawing since her childhood, has worked as a graphic designer for several years and after travelling to Milan where she met a local artist and introduced her to the street art world, she then came back to her city Hong Kong to settle and became a full-time artist.
Since her come back in 2014, Bao has been painting walls more than actively. She always has a new project coming. Indeed, she’s been commissioned and collaborated with companies such as Nike, Google, Microsoft, Maserati and more. But aside of these projects, she also works on her own art pieces as she feels the need to draw and paint. It is like breathing and a need for her. She gets back home from her day and starts drawing and creating her own imaginary world.
Humble, creative and talented artist, when she can, she grabs her painting or spray paint and goes on to paint in the streets of Hong Kong. Her own imaginary brings her to create a whole new world with her humans and animal characters, her fantastic creatures and different scenes that we mostly encounter in our daily lives in Hong Kong. Bringing us in her dimension, we can notice a remarkable doodling and manga drawing style that she does free hand each and single time. It is quite amazing to see her when she is in action on a wall, on paper or even on her ipad.
Bao still develops new techniques by using new materials, new mediums to express herself and surprises everyone. Also, she continues to travel a lot with projects in Australia, China, England or Taiwan as being invited for festivals or commissioned walls.
Bao has exhibited in several Hong Kong’s art galleries and has been recently commissioned by the Museum of Athens. This young Hong Kong artist has a bright future ahead to explore many more mediums and welcoming us in her world.
All newest artworks are available for Bao’s solo show “Mukashi Mukashi” in Hong Kong.
The solo exhibition will present about 25 different prints to the public for which Bao worked on several years. After viewing and presenting a lot of different drawings, only 25 final images were selected. As being commissioned and working a lot in these last years with big companies, while traveling or having some time to rest in Hong Kong, Bao drew a lot using her Ipad and accompanying her everywhere. It is an important tool for Bao. Not having it “feels terrible” says the artist. While being home, waiting for a plane or being abroad in her hotel room, she lays down on and starts drawing freehand.