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Lion Rock, Hong Kong Painting

Winnie Davies

Hong Kong

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 20 W x 16 H x 2 D in

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The real political issue in Hong Kong inspired my work. I hope its viewers will make the viewers think the hidden meanings of the painting and share the feelings of Hong Kong people. This painting is almost like a documentary painting which reflects the history of the incident of the Protest in Hong Kong in 2019. One of the incidents, the protest was cracked down in the city, so the protestors were push out from the streets and went up to the mountain – the Lion Rock in Hong Kong to protest with their lights from their smartphones to show their united force together to the whole Hong Kong. Unfortunately, so many peaceful demonstrators have been arrested since 2019. There are still more and more peaceful demonstrators are being prosecuted and being put in jails even until today. These innocent people included all the democratic elected legislators, young teenage students as young as 12 years old… There is no freedom of speech, no freedom of expression, ... just no freedom at all! We are just suffocated by the unjust situation in Hong Kong ...! That is why so many Hong Kong people are leaving Hong Kong for better lives for their next generation.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:20 W x 16 H x 2 D in

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Born in Hong Kong. 1996 received BA in Fine Arts from the University of Hong Kong 1997 received MA in Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University Specialize in sculpture, oil painting, Chinese painting and Chinese calligraphy in my own surrealistic style. Started drawing portraits by self-taught as early as I can remember at the age of 4 before I could even read or write. The first subject I drew was portraits of people. I was so fascinated to draw people, perhaps it is because the subject of "people" was the first thing I saw, being brought up in Hong Kong surrounded by people everywhere. I received my initial art training in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, before I went to The University of Hong Kong to study Fine Arts. I have found that my traditional Chinese art studies laid an important foundation for my art development later. Even though when I started oil painting and sculpture later, I could still apply the theories of Chinese art into other western media. For example, the brave decision of Chinese ink painting strokes encourages me to spread oil paints on canvas boldly without hesitation. On the other hand, the preciseness of every stroke I learnt from Chinese calligraphy can be applied to every cut I make the decision in marble sculpture I learnt in Italy later. One may not imagine that how Chinese calligraphy is linked to stone sculpture. In fact, their theories are the very similar. For instance: every stroke you make on calligraphy has to be so forceful and precise on paper, it parallels to every cut I make on marble sculpture. If you make a mistake on your decision, a wrong stroke on paper or a wrong cut on stone, there is no U-turn. Therefore I like to apply the concept of Chinese art theory into my oil paintings and my sculptures. As a result, the creation of my works is a fusion of Chinese and Western concepts.

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