“Excuse me, how do I get to paradise?“ is the title of one of Daniel Kho’s paintings from his current exhibition at the Gaya Art Space, Ubud. This question also serves to introduce this one-artist show that allows Kho to explore the self-made paradise that anyone can create within his or her dream world. By extension, too, the creative works of Daniel Kho provide a unique window into the world of a remarkable artist.
For the past several years, Daniel Kho has been diligently tracking the development of his own private cosmos, a visionary parallel world with the same potential for truth as our common shared reality. For Kho, dreams are prelude to the experience of life itself.
In his work the artist creates a colorful universe inhabited by exotic beings. In this magical world full of unusual creatures are lucky dragons, flying pollywog-fishes, laughing salamanders and cheerful birds of paradise – all beaming with joy and positive energy.
Kho’s dream world is a peaceful place, a state of perfect balance. Everything has a predetermined place. Gone are assumptions, prejudices and any pre-set criteria that could threaten harmony. In this value-free paradise every component is an equal part of the whole; celebratory in their individual and collective homage to life itself.
In this place, labels of “good” and “bad” have no meaning.
Such is the continuing evolution of Daniel Kho as an artist. New creatures and species perpetually evolve against a rhythm of cyclical themes and motives.
Paintings and Statues by Daniels Kho
Gay Art Space
Jalan Rata Seyan, Ubud
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Open Daily Through September 13, 2011
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