Mukashi Mukashi (translating to “Once upon a time” in Japanese) is the first solo print exhibition by Bao Ho in collaboration with The Stallery & L’Epicerie Fine HK.

Bao Ho, an artist born and based in Hong Kong, has been passionate about drawing since her childhood. After working as a graphic designer for several years, Bao was introduced to the world of street art during a chance visit to Milan. Following her discovery of this new form of expression that would later come to define her style, Bao settled down back in her home city to pursue her art full time.

Since returning to Hong Kong in 2014, Bao has devoted much of her creative energies to painting walls—the talented and driven artist is always ready to grab her spray paint and head to the streets.

Her passion and artistry have brought her coveted commissions and creative collaborations with brands such as Nike, Google, Microsoft, Maserati, and more. In the past few years, her projects included transforming local shop gates and school façades and participating in street art festivals in England and Australia. All the while, on top of these major engagements, she continued to work tirelessly on her personal pieces as she always felt compelled to draw, paint, and realize her vivid imaginary worlds on paper.

Creating these imaginary worlds is a source of excitement and continued inspiration for her as an artist. In her own telling, at the end of each day, she simply cannot wait to start breathing vibrant life into all the forms, characters and scenes she finds populating her mind.

Her imaginary worlds, inspired by the scenes of Hong Kong daily life we encounter every day, are inhabited by unique characters and fantastic creatures both real and fictional. As we step into Bao’s inviting formal dimensions, we also discover her remarkable drawing style reminiscent of doodling and manga art. Seeing her in action— executing every single line and stroke freehand on a wall, on paper, or even on her iPad—reveals the meticulous, thorough, and technically skilled process behind all the vibrant scenes we see in the final works. To document Bao’s freehand drawing process, a time lapse of each work’s creation will be projected at The Stallery during the show.

Bao’s iPad is incidentally how the idea for this exhibition came about. As an artist who has been commissioned on multiple occasions to create works for big companies in the recent years, Bao has been travelling a lot around the world, and her iPad has become such a trusted creative companion on the go that not having it, as she put it, “feels terrible”.

Whether home or away, waiting for a plane or sitting in a hotel room, Bao would find time to let her creativity run wild on her tablet canvas.

This solo exhibition, presenting about 25 carefully selected prints to the public, will be Bao’s first exhibition in three years. Through the exhibition, we invite each viewer to discover Bao’s colorful world with its fantastic creatures and characters and, at the same time, decipher what the vibrant scenes reveal about the artist’s inner world. Every work on display showcases Bao’s immensely relatable style which, at the same time, is so uniquely inventive.

Mukashi Mukashi will be open to the public at The Stallery Wanchai from 28th of March to 11th of April 2020. Every print, in sets of 50 signed editions each, will be for sale.

All the presented artworks are in A4 images (29.7 x 21 cm) or A4 and A3 images (42 x 29.7 cm) on a wider paper

All prints are ready on pre-order. You will need to click on the image and will be redirect to our store page where you can buy them online.

Exhibition: The Stallery, G/F, 82A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

March 28 – April 11 2020

Open everyday from 11 AM to 7 PM

Due to the current virus situation, you can book directly on this link a viewing time during the entire exhibition.

It will be more safe and convenient for everyone.

Camping in the wood

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4) & 56 x 38 cm (A3)

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Glow

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4) & 56 x 38 cm (A3)

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In the mountain

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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Look

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4) & 56 x 38 cm (A3)

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Excuse me

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4) & 56 x 38 cm (A3)

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Wind of change

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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Big Bird

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4) & 56 x 38 cm (A3)

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Cycle of life

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4) & 56 x 38 cm (A3)

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After the rain

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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3 Witches

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Living in a Bottle

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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Racoon Mountain

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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Daily life

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In the evening

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Maophone

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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Moving-home

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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Sharing is caring

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Until we see the light

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4) & 56 x 38 cm (A3)

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Mom I want that lunch box

38.2 x 28.5 cm (A4)

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Nature goddess

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No way back

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In the morning

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Middle of the clouds

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Searching in the darkness

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