Ma Sibo Solo Exhibition Ma Sibo, Nov 24, 2018 - Jan 19, 2019

Ma Sibo, Island, 2018, Oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Ma Sibo, Doll, 2018, Oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Ma Sibo, Background, 2018, Oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Ma Sibo, First Day, 2018, Oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm


de Sarthe is pleased to present the Beijing-based painter Ma Sibo's second solo exhibition with the gallery and first solo presentation in Hong Kong, opening on Saturday, 24 November. Featuring new paintings, the exhibition sheds lights on the artist's understanding of the space between reality, imagination, memory, and time.

Playing with color and light, Ma Sibo creates translucent illusions by merging fact and fiction. His striking use of light not only affects the environment and perception of the viewer but also recalls storied memories and evocative emotions. He utilizes bold colors and faint light to portray objects as hazy and semi-formless, creating a silent and solitary ambience.

In his latest paintings, a lingering tension can be found in his portrayal of familiar public places like bus stops, stairs and carousels which appear to be floating and surrounded by light. Seemingly dreary scenes drive us into a world of in-betweens.


For more information on Ma Sibo and his other exhibitions, please click here.

For the online catalogue, please click here.