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Untamed and Muted by Daphne Alexis Ho

Photo Exhibition at Ko Shing Gallery, Hong Kong
G/F, 5A Ko Shing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 10th March, 2018 (11am - 7pm) – 11th March, 2018 (11am - 4pm)


“Beauty lies in its own vanishing…” D.T. Suzuki


The nature of Japanese Zen aesthetics is elusive and ambiguous with diverse interpretations. In Untamed and Muted, the monochromatic images convey and reflect a wide range of possibilities for the appreciation of Zen aesthetics. Whether it is the slow erosion seen in the marble gorge signifying a temporal process, or the state of transcendence reflecting the ethereal topography of landscapes, the transcendental experience of being in between the spatial and temporal dimension is based on wabi sabi, mono no aware and the spatial concept of ma.

Artist Introduction

Daphne Alexis Ho

Daphne Alexis Ho (b.1975) is a practicing photographic artist based in Hong Kong and her works have been exhibited in Melbourne, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Sanya and Hong Kong. Daphne Alexis Ho photographically captured the dynamic energies of landscape with a focus on the perpetual variation of forms in nature. Viewers are encouraged to develop their own spiritual language and to discover beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and even incomplete resulted from the ravages of time. At the same time, the ephemeral beauty which emphasizes life’s cycle, perishability and a free state of mind are expressed pictorially and experientially. As the visual narrative of landscape unfolds, the ‘what has been’ is photographically recorded and the ‘what will be’ is left to the imagination of the viewers.


Daphne is currently a candidate of Doctor of Philosophy at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

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