Ho Sou Ping

Founder of artcommune, Ho Sou Ping

The story of artcommune

Artist Ho Sou Ping, an aerospace engineer-turned-artist started painting when he was just 13. Even at that time, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But in those days, art was not a common profession and no one propagated the idea of pursuing one’s interest.

Convincing himself that art should be “done on the sidelines”, he focused on his academics and even went on to do a master’s degree in Business. But he never gave up on his art. He always found time to paint “Sometimes I get so engrossed in painting, I forget to eat,” he said. Despite doing well in his corporate life, he decided to give up his day time job to become a full time artist at the age of 37.

After making a conscious decision to go full-time, things fell into place. He found two sponsors who were willing to invest in his venture as silent partners. He finally opened artcommune gallery in October 2009.

artcommune gallery was born.

 

It appeared on The New Paper, 17th Mar 2010.
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