April - 9 May, 2002
The twenty-five paintings of the Impromptu in Black series have never before been exhibited. One may associate this series of ink paintings with cosmology or the "Big Bang". Combining his startling technique and fecund imagination, each painting bursts with vitality and energy and captures the explosive nature of the "Big Bang" theory. The work has a strong emphasis on the interaction between ink and water on paper, generating a world of visual possibilities created by such basic painting materials. In the words of Tao Ho, this series of paintings may be regarded as the "Metamorphosis of Ink". The paintings, although relatively small in size, possess the strength and the impact of a monumental painting or a sculpture. Visually, although explosive, one senses that there is something greatly poetic and spiritual in these works. Together they generate what Tao Ho calls the "cosmic resonance" where cosmic forces and the energy of his creativity converge.
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