Artworks by Hu Bo

Tribute to Matisse by Hu Bo

95 x 185 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 65 by Hu Bo

95 x 71 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 32 by Hu Bo

96 x 128 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 43 by Hu Bo

95 x 148 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 29 by Hu Bo

128 x 96 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 76 by Hu Bo

82 x 170 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 81 by Hu Bo

95 x 125 cm
Oil on Canvas

As If We Have Met no. 15 by Hu Bo

93 x 165 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 74 by Hu Bo

125 x 95 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 85 by Hu Bo

125 x 95 cm
Oil on Canvas

As If We Have Met no. 69 by Hu Bo

133 x 242 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 84 by Hu Bo

125 x 95 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 70 by Hu Bo

95 x 128 cm
Oil on Canvas

Skyline no. 72 by Hu Bo

95 x 125 cm
Oil on Canvas

Hu Bo

呼波
1960 Born in Beijing, CHINA
1984-1987 Diploma in HongQi University of Beijing
1990-1994 Bachelor in WAKO University of Japan
1994 StageOne Corporation in Japan as an Art Director

1998 BigBang Corporation in Japan as Director

Contemporary Chinese artist Hu Bo has captivated audiences by producing hyper-surrealistic paintings of the human body. From the works of Hu Bo, we can experience the feeling of time and space staggered and the spirit of human nature in a particular environment. With traditional realistic techniques and contemporary art ideas cleverly and skillfully combined, Hu Bo’s narrative quality in his works reveals the creative process more than the physical outcome, including an exhilarating and vast modern visual aesthetic experience in a context from a new era; telling stories of emptiness and constant self-propagating technical illusion.

Following numerous studies of the natural human form, his paintings deliver narrations of humanity and modernity where stories are only inferred by the mere expressions of their bodies rather than the context of their surroundings. Hu Bo explores the relationship between human and the modern environment through the creative repurposing of a sense of space/ Inspired by his own rural upbringing in contrast to his urban adult life, he questions the industrialization of labor that has become synonymous with today’s human condition. While being artistically repurposed, his meticulous manipulation expose the subjects’ monotonous and repetitive nature.

Hu Bo’s human body exist either fragmented or as a whole to become a part of the dynamic system of organic connectivity exhibited through his human forms. While the subjects appear physically strong through their perfect anatomies, the structural completeness is what exudes strength of the human spirit. By constantly weighing the dichotomy between ‘complete’ and ‘incomplete’ existence, Hu Bo addresses the inevitable inequalities of the modern social system.