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From Tsuen Wan to Central
Diptych, oil on canvas
154 x 274 cm
Wang Hai was born in 1955 in the Sichuan province, China. He graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. Wang Hai moved to Hong Kong in 1988. His paintings often display his understanding of the culture of Hong Kong. They are executed in a realistic style but with sarcasm, using the form of traditional religious portraiture of the West to represent the history of Hong Kong and the phenomena seen in people’s livelihood. Through these works, he recounts his feelings towards Hong Kong and his relationship with her.
It takes about three hours to travel from Tsuen Wan to Central by Mass Transit Railway and then from Central to Lamma Island by ferry. This is the same exact journey the artist must take to travel from home to his painting studio. In this painting, an impressive scene of a crowd in an MTR train is rendered by the artist in a dramatic way.
—Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art