FR

facebook  instagram

MO


Works  
Biography


Was born in 1969 in Singapore. Lives and works in Paris


After Trans-Europe, Coast to Coast and Brooklyn chapters of his uninterrupted travel around the planet, Mo today presents us the city where he moved in 2000: Paris. Like a treasure hunt, he presents us the capital, district by district, multiplying points of view and low-angle shots. Mo makes us rediscover characteristics details of the Haussmann buildings: alignment of high windows, continuous balconies, cornices, sloping roofs pierced by dormer windows... His chromatic pallet explores the pearl tones of the zinc bathed by a cold light. Different shades of blue going to stormy grey, enhanced here and there with red or yellow, are the Ariane's thread of this new Parisian series.

The aesthetic search for MO is about impressions that an urban subject can create and cause on the spectator. With this intention, the colour is of primary importance. His pallet seems to be reduced to some colours, dark and deaf, those of the ground. The light is always present, strong and contrasted. It insufflates life and energy to these modern landscapes, still accentuated by the opposition between the dense colours and large tracts of white space which cover the background of the canvas. As if the subject and the time which is referred to it, were suspended. The frequent run-outs evoke the taste of the artist for traditional Chinese watercolour painting and suggest with a certain air of melancholy the idea of continuity and the verticality of the city

Solo exhibitions:

2015
Paris - London - New York - Galerie Artima - Paris

2013              
Paris - Galerie Artima - Paris

2009              
International Business Traveller - Addict galerie - Paris

2008              
Brooklyn - Galerie Artima - Paris

2007              
Metropolis - SG Gallery - Alliance Francaise - Singapour
Metropolis : Godzilla Ville - Addict Galerie - Paris

2006              
Trans-Europe - Galerie Artima - Paris
Metropolis : New York City - Galerie Allanix - Genève

2005              
Coast to Coast - Galerie Artima - Paris
Pavillon de la France - Expo Universelle - Nagoya

2003              
Paris - East West - Galerie Dépôt Matignon - Paris

1998              
Mitsukoshi - Nagoya

Group Show:

2013
AAF Battersea - Galerie Artima - London (GB)                      
AAF Battersea - Andrew Hood Gallery - London (GB)

2012              
AAF Hampstead - Galerie Olivier Waltman - London (GB)

2010              
Biennale de Marina Grande - Portugal (P)
Art Miami - Galerie Waltman Ortega fine art (USA)
Art Elysées - Galerie Artima - Paris
Waltman Ortega fine art - Miami (USA)
Art of the 3 Kingdoms - Shun Art & Design Gallery - Shanghai (CHN)
Mo et Iku Kageyama - La Fonderie
London Art Fair - Galerie Olivier Waltman -- (GB)

2009              
Galerie Artima - Paris
Galerie Olivier Waltman - Paris

2008              
Art Ireland - Dublin (IR)
Salon de l'Art Accessible - Geneva (CH)

2007              
Bridge Art Fair - Galerie Olivier Waltman - London (GB)
MAC 2000 - Paris
St-Art - Contemporary Art Fair of Strasbourg - Galerie Artima - Paris
Lille Art Fair - Galerie Artima - Paris

2006              
Addict Galerie - Paris

2005              
St-Art Contemporary Art Fair of Strasbourg - Galerie Artima - Paris
Art Forum - Montreux (CH)

2004              
Art International Zurich (CH)

2003              
Salon d'Automne - Espace d'Auteuil - Paris
Kunst-Event - Anvers (B)

2002              
Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l'Eau - Paris
Art 2000 - Espace d'Auteuil - Paris

2001              
Salon National des Beaux-Arts - Carrousel du Louvre - Paris
NWS Annual Juried Show - Los Angeles (USA)

Art Associations:

1999           
International Association of Arts - UNESCO

2000            
Maison des Artistes Association - France

2001             
National Watercolor Society - (USA)

Education:

1993          
Graphic Design Degree in Singapore


All rights reserved - copyright Galerie Artima