Mark Bo Chu

Mark Bo Chu’s series Open Hours studies commercial environments as public commons. From bars to bookstores, vintage shops to fast food chains, this series of colourful, textured paintings consecrate moments in spaces inhabited by patrons. Customers and workers are portrayed with nonchalant indifference, familiar to their roles. Utilitarian props—credit card readers, loose furniture, delivery vehicles—enliven scenes with often overlooked symbolism. Exterior representations feature overt electricity lines, while bare interior surfaces are embellished through saturation. These effects enhance the dignified spirituality of zones as unholy as a McDonald’s carpark, imbuing shop materials like bitumen, plastic, timber, silicon, and glass with new meaning. But any sanctity comes with a sense of humour, and the self-awareness needed to capture the zeitgeist. 

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  • Date (Melbourne Music Room, HER), 2022
    Date (Melbourne Music Room, HER), 2022
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    $2,100
  • Gummo, 2023
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    $1,850
  • Soi 38, 2023
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    $1,850
  • Opera, 2023
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    $1,850
  • Niagara Galleries, 2023
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    $1,850
  • Quiet Time, 2023
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    $1,850
  • High Visibility (McDonald's Preston), 2023
    High Visibility (McDonald's Preston), 2023
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    $5,200
  • The Swing (Birrarung Marr), 2023
    The Swing (Birrarung Marr), 2023
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    $4,800
  • A1, 2023
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  • Supper Inn, 2023
    Supper Inn, 2023
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  • The Conversation (Gilson), 2023
    The Conversation (Gilson), 2023
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  • Paperback, 2023
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  • Dawn (Killing Time), 2023
    Dawn (Killing Time), 2023
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  • Florian, 2023
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  • Glass Bouquet (Gimlet), 2023
    Glass Bouquet (Gimlet), 2023
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  • The Obligation (Spring St Grocer), 2023
    The Obligation (Spring St Grocer), 2023
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  • Two at the Bar (Waxflower), 2023
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  • The Terminal (Amarillo), 2023
    The Terminal (Amarillo), 2023
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  • Grilled Eggplant (Hope St Radio), 2023
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  • Hub 301, 2023
    Hub 301, 2023
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    $1,650
  • The Two Reds (Cathedral Cafe), 2023
    The Two Reds (Cathedral Cafe), 2023
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  • Book Display (Uro), 2023
    Book Display (Uro), 2023
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  • France Soir, 2023
    France Soir, 2023
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  • Perimeter Books, 2022
    Perimeter Books, 2022
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  • The Stop (Gray & Gray), 2023
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  • Smith St Lotto, 2023
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  • Perimeter Books Print, 2023
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    $250
  • France Soir Print, 2023
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    $250