Carl F.K. Pao is a contemporary artist born in Hong Kong in 1978. He studied at the Hong Kong Art School and the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. Pao is known for his unique artistic style, which blends traditional Chinese ink painting techniques with modern pop art aesthetics. Pao's work often explores themes of cultural identity, consumerism, and globalization. He uses bold colors, dynamic lines, and playful imagery to create works that are both visually striking and thought-provoking. His works often feature recognizable symbols and icons from popular culture, such as Coca-Cola logos and cartoon characters, juxtaposed with traditional Chinese motifs. One of Pao's most iconic works is his series of "Flower Ball" paintings, which feature brightly colored spheres composed of hundreds of tiny flowers. These works are inspired by the Chinese tradition of using flowers as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Pao's "Flower Balls" are both whimsical and elegant, and have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. In addition to his paintings, Pao is also known for his public art installations. One notable example is his "Neon Forest" installation, which consists of dozens of neon trees placed along a busy highway in Hong Kong. The trees are made of neon tubing and steel, and are designed to draw attention to the impact of urbanization on the natural environment. Pao's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Singapore Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Hong Kong Arts Development Council's Award for Best Artist (Visual Arts) in 2010. Carl F.K. Pao is a talented and innovative artist whose work defies easy categorization. His blending of traditional Chinese techniques with contemporary pop art sensibilities creates a unique and compelling visual language that speaks to a wide audience.
Carl F.K. Pao Kupuna Maka Archival Print by Carl F.K. Pao
Purchase Kupuna Maka Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Bright White Fine Art Paper by Carl F.K. Pao Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This print is of an original painting from my most recent solo exhibit during the month of November at the Mahoa Gallery, Honolulu.Maka is a Hawaiian word with numerous meanings, but is more known as the meaning of the eye(s) of a face."