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Man Pan Lau
Male, living in Groningen (Netherlands)

» Mnemonic object

Artwork Details

Painting - Oil
Artwork Size - Width 23 | Height 17 |
Created in 2019

Baidu and Google

I tried to search images from Baidu(Chinese search engine) by using the photo I found on Google. The primary photo presents a conflict scene between policemen and peaceful protesters in a shopping mall during a protest. This photo is censored by Chinese Government and not surprisingly other photos with any conception of conflict and rebellion are also prohibited. The most alike image shows a rehearsal scenery of soldiers combating crime. My paintings represent the two images in a painterly approach to reveal the increasing similarity between the two authorities of Hong Kong and China. I want to look into the role of images in todays society how conception is transmitted through the lens and the paintings.

 

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