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.
December 24, 2008
October 4, 2010
china, political, realism, oil painting, chinese, hong kong
Monica Forrer Hi !
I like this work of yours, good luck to you !
May I kindly invite you to look at a work I submitted to showdown and maybe vote if you prefer it to the one it is opposed to ? Are you also in there ? if so please let me know!
All the best to you and thank you, Monica
March 9, 2011 at 12:20 am
Winnie Davies Thank you for your compliment. Congratulation! Well done.
October 21, 2011 at 11:31 am
Doug Austen Your work has depth an insight especially this one. Very talented.