Ho Mei Kei

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only I

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only I

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only I

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only II

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only II

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only II

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only III

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only III

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only III

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only IV

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only IV

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only IV

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

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