Painting: Oil on Canvas and Wood.
Size: 48 H x 48 W x 2 in
This is one of the paintings in the series of “Serving RMB”.
Hong Kong is a big city, but it is built on a small piece of land. It is one of the highest populated cities in the world. Therefore housing is a big issue in Hong Kong. The property price has become rocket high and it continues to grow. On the other hand, the influx of hot money from China, it intensifies the issue of the ridiculous expensive property prices.
Hong Kong Government seems like having no idea how to control the property market. Perhaps the Government does not want the property price goes down because it benefits the Inland Revenue from the land sales.
Therefore, it seems like the Hong Kong properties are only built for entertaining the rich Chinese immigrants who can afford the unbelievable high prices.
The style of this painting is a bit surreal as if one looks up to the sky with a “Yen” sign hidden in the void area in the middle surrounded by the buildings construction in progress.
Keywords: painting, political, surrealism, Cityscape, chinese, hong kong, money, oil