Ho Hsing Fang, born in 1967, hails from Hsinchu, Taiwan. Through her artistic creations, she captures fragments of her own past memories, attempting to seize those fleeting moments of precious inspiration in life. Simultaneously employing a form of non-linear temporal logic, she responds to the rapid and fragmented nature of this era. With a background in veterinary science, Ho Hsing Fang incorporates her past learning experiences into her artistic endeavors. She endeavors to deconstruct the tensions encapsulated in the appearances of diverse species, using observations through microscopes to unveil that despite differing external forms, there exists a common underlying cellular structure. Rooted in Eastern artistic traditions, her works utilize the random arrangement of paper fibers to present the shared networks inherent within different species' interiors. She intricately weaves these fragmented pieces anew, crafting a method for her to further explore the essence of life.
Recent significant exhibitions include "1M² Landscapes" (Da Xiang Art Space,2023), "Taichung Art Expo" (Taichung, 2022), "A moment of ligh" (kuan art space, 2021), and "Nanjing International Expo Center" (Nanjing2, 2018)
Using painting as a medium, Ho Hsing Fan g presents a profound exploration of nostalgia and life, capturing fragments of memories and delving into questions of identity and self-formation. She responds to the fast-paced and fragmented era with a non-linear temporal logic. Initially, she used the golden cassia fistula to symbolize her longing for her grandmother. Recently, she revisited her background in veterinary medicine and, through microscopic observation, discovered that different animals and plants, despite their diverse appearances, share common features within their cell structures. Ho Hsing Fan focuses on the relationship between humans and the natural world and the diversity of existence. Her creative approach extends from the macroscopic characteristics of landscapes to the microscopic exploration of cell structures, revealing a shared network within living organisms. Through her work, she reflects on the growth of self-identity, offering a gateway to understanding larger-scale interrelationships.
In the exhibition " Journey of Happiness: Ho Hsing Fan's Solo Exhibition," we delve into the artist's life journey and view her creations as a culmination of life's essence. Throughout the process of revisiting her personal life history, past depictions are rearranged, and future definitions are redefined, guiding the present-day individual's life subjectivity toward cross-temporal movement. Consequently, the artworks become externalized archives of memories, depicting how subjectivity takes shape along the timeline. Ho Hsing Fan's creations are not just reflections on the constantly evolving past, present, and future but also a process of "reacquainting" with freedom and identity, providing a reflection of the essence of individual life.
" Journey of Happiness " showcases the artist's sensory experiences of life, inviting viewers to examine their connections to life through the transformation of art. The exhibition offers an opportunity to explore the past, reflect on our current positions and attitudes, and attempt to understand the essence of "human subjectivity" in contemporary society from different perspectives. By reconstructing life events through artistic creation, it becomes a single historical framework gathered beyond linear logic. The shaping of the individual's "subject" is closer to an unfolding of "subjectivity," a process-based subjectivity that isn't bound by regulations or frameworks. Finally, in this exhibition, Ho Hsing Fan endeavors to translate the "say/see" form into practical action ("do"), reexamining the relationship between the self and life, as well as how subjectivity weaves a network connected to the world during its burgeoning process.
Life is an unceasing journey of pressing forward, where we continuously retrieve the footprints once lost along the way.