South Ho Siu Nam: Every Daily
Venue: Blindspot Gallery (Central)
South HO Siu Nam’s newest series Every Daily marks a breakthrough in his creative work. In a departure from his previous photography, this new series is his first to incorporate the element of painting, based on a collection of black and white photographs of Tin Shui Wai, one of the largest new towns in Hong Kong where he lives. Ho fills the sky between the densely packed residential buildings with uniformly sized blocks of different colours. His previous photographic works such as Into Light and Impermanence set out to illuminate the transience of living. In a similar vein of random existence, the artist picks the colour of each block by throwing a dice. He goes on to paint the repetitive, uniformly sized blocks on the photographs using the paintbrushes left by his late father. Through the mechanical and monotonous process of painting blocks, Ho attempts to reach a meditative state of self-healing for the loss of his father.