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One Country Two Systems Painting

Winnie Davies

Hong Kong

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 48 W x 36 H x 2 D in

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The concept of One Country Two System was created by Deng Xiaoping to allow Hong Kong maintaining its own autonomy after 1997 - the Handover of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty from British Colonial rule. Since then the term "One Country Two System" is to describe the political situation in Hong Kong. However, within our society we can also see two systems the ever increasingly divided between the rich and the poor. Nowhere is the more pronouncing than in the property market of this prosperous city. This painting is there to graphically reflect this disparity. In the background is a fireworks scene in the vibrant bright lighting harbor. In the foreground, sits the poor old man with his empty rice bowl. The striped plastic mat symbolizes the poor people's only affordable material for living. The lonely beggar contrasts with the prosperous cityscape. Humanity is contrasted with the reality of our society.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:48 W x 36 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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