Michael Ho “Welcome to the Grèy Market”

Tokyo International Gallery

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Michael Ho studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Art, where he was awarded its highest honor, Latin Honors, in 2018. After graduating, he moved to Tokyo where he explored possibilities of more complex paintings that incorporate American pop culture into paintings and sculptures focused on visual semantics and pseudo-doctrinalism, creating an active dialogue with the viewer.

In “Welcome to the Grèy Market,” the work immediately confronts the viewer with a familiar yet alien representation of the visual experience of a retail space. Through satirical depictions of brand/pop iconography, nostalgia, cultural literacy, and “the decorative” function as a point of vulnerability in the viewer. The work encourages the viewer to indulge in a kitsch sensibility while simultaneously condemning such indulgence.

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from June 11, 2021 to July 24, 2021

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Michael Ho

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