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Chi Yan Ho

Ko Shing Gallery, Hong Kong
5A Ko Shing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


Chi Yan Ho was born in 1948, Guangzhou, China. He then moved to Macau and Hong Kong during his early childhood and started practicing art. At the age of 24, he pursued a deeper understanding of arts. Studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, concentrated on Oil painting and Conservation in Japanese Painting. Went to visit Macau once again at the age of 25 in 1973, he painted watercolour to reminiscing his childhood years.

Being passionate in learning from the Old Masters, he later becomes a prominent Art Conservator in Japan. At the age of 27 in 1975, He became a member of The Association for Conservation of National Treasures. He restored national treasures and paintings from artists such as Cezanne, Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Millet, Rouault, Ryuzaburo Umehara, Taikan Yokoyama, Hakuin and Gyoshu Hayami. Ho’s delicate painting technique has profoundly beeninfluenced by restoring the Old Masters’ paintings.

 

  Macau Rua dos Cules, 1973

  Watercolour Painting   

Tai Nakatani (1909 – 1993), a renowned post-war artist, build up his reputation through his unique sense of style and the techniques he used. His works have been collected in various museums, for example, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Nagoya City Art Museum and The Museum of Art Fukishima Prefecture. Nakatani’s works depict a familiar theme, using a calm colour tone, filled with a refined and delicate taste. His artwork captures certain real life scenarios through paintings of coal, clay and labourers. Nakatani’s portrayals of the labourers are painted with great sympathy and appreciation.

 

Nakatani met his fellow Chinese student, Chi Yan Ho at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1974. Ever since they met, they continue to influence each other’s creativity. 

 Tokyo Setagaya Park

  Oil on canvas

  Jindaiji Temple

  Oil on canvas