In 1983 the Chinese artist Danho?o left his birthplace, Saigon in Vietnam and immigrated to France, settling in Paris. Before becoming an artist, Danho?o began working for a well known artists’ materials supply house. While delivering materials to artists, he seized the opportunity to learn and even began to assist them creatively. This was when his artistic career started shaping. Soon, he became closely acquainted with some major artists of this era in Paris: Debre?, Zao Wou-Ki, Rebeyrolles, Velickovic, Ernest Pignon-Ernest… Then, he went on to assist Erro?, Robert Combas as well as Lee Ufan before devoting himself to his own artistic career. Although Vietnamese by birth, Danho?o has Chinese ancestry, with that he brought with him the art of calligraphy.
Inspired by the great American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock as well as the free flow of Qi (the vital energy), Danho?o uses the Dripping technique, combined with other european influences. Matter, signs and symbols interlace, creating vast fields of colors and energy.