Works > A Gift to Birobidzhan, 2009

Christopher K. Ho: Pasture
Christopher K. Ho: Pasture
mixed media
6 x 8”

The paintings from the series The Pasture, 2009, faintly depict 4 x 6-inch pastoral landscapes on 6 x 8-inch boards primed with traditional gesso. The images are based on the 18th-century painter Thomas Gainsborough’s work. Instead of paint, the medium is the facial moisturizer 'Advanced Marine Biology Night Solution' by luxury Swiss skincare company La Prairie, which developed and built a proprietary above ground aquaculture that mimes the conditions of the deep ocean in order to harvest free-radical-fighting botanicals. The Pasture captures landscapes after having passed through capitalism and emerged on the other side. Each painting contains approximately 18ml of 'Advanced Marine Biology Night Solution.'

Christopher K. Ho lives and works in New York City. His most recent solo exhibition Et in Arcadia Ego (2009), at EDS GALERIA in Mexico City, approached making engaged art in today's uncertain context through the prism of Arcadia. Exhibitions include: the Incheon Biennale (2009) and the Busan Biennale (2008), both in Korea; Solution, DiverseWorks, Houston; the Chinese Biennial, Beijing (2008); Landscape As Litmus, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Srpska (2008); Cultivate, MASSMoCA at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens (2008); and Happy Birthday, Winkleman Gallery, New York (2008). He received his M.Phil and M.A. from Columbia University, and his B.F.A. and B.S. from Cornell University.