When the East Aesthetically Meets the West
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The Map of A Myth IV - Kwong Kwok Wai
Light of Love 愛之光

The Map of A Myth IV - Kwong Kwok Wai

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Kwong Kwok Wai 鄺國惠
The Map of A Myth IV
神話地圖.四

(90 cm X 76 cm, oil and acrylic on raw canvas 生棉布油彩及塑膠彩, 2021)

I employed aerial photos in 1947 of the Kowloon Peninsula for reference. This set of photos were taken during the first large-scale aerial survey by the colonial government after WWII, as part of the plan to rebuild the city in the post-war period. Here reveals the symbolic meaning of picturing this imagery at this point of time. I also made reference to the satellite map in 2021 of the same area, where 40% of the Hong Kong population resides. 這畫以1947年一輯九龍半島航拍照片為參考,而這正是其意義所在。時值二戰結束之後,港英政 府為重建城市,進行了首次大規模的航空測量工作,這輯相片就在這背景下拍攝。畫作也揉合了 2021年,同一地區的衛星地圖影像。香港約四成人居住於九龍半島。

Map is a visual record of history, the man-and-place relationship. The idea of transforming local maps into abstract painting is not only to build up a connection between history and contemporary art but to manifest my affection to my hometown. By reconstructing our collective memories, we could anticipate the best possibilities of the future. 地圖是歷史的圖像式記錄,也標示了人與地的互動關係。將區內地圖轉化為抽象畫,不但期望連 結歷史與現代藝術,更出於對土地的一份情感。正視過去,重整記憶,亦讓我們建構一個美好的 將來。