ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Vincent Kwun Leung Lee
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) 陳方安生系列
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) The Anson Chan Series
MEDIA Acrylic on Canvas, Chinese Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, Charcoal and Arylic on Canvas
YEAR 2009
DIMENSION 36.00inch x 24.00inch x 0.00inch x 0.00inch (L x W x H x D)
PERSONAL / GROUP WORK Personal work
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Chinese Painting
Painting
Mixed Media
ARTWORK
DESCRIPTION (ENG)

The decline of developmental path in Anson Chan’s life due to the Handover is quite similar to my growing experiences. During my teenage era at CCGSS and Rosaryhill School, I was honoured as a capable and charismatic model-student. Even though there were some communists like DAB Councillor Lee Kwai Chun who demonized me as “British-Hong Kong colonial debris”, I could still stabilize the popular supports and my glorious reputation inside the campuses. All the crises could be properly resolved, and I could finally enjoy the fruits of rewards after endeavours.

But, after my glorious Form 7 graduation, CUHK Fine Arts refused to give me a BA offer with regards to the reason of “Recognizing China with dedication to community care”. I, as a Distinction holder of HKCEE and HKALE Art exams, suffered from a neglecting treatment once reluctantly entering HKBU AVA. The HKBU AVA was not as similar as CCGSS and Rosaryhill School to unquestionably trust my art capabilities. Interventions on my academic freedoms happened frequently inside HKBU. I became a fade-out Distinguished Art Student with no prestigious status. Even for curating a solo-painting exhibition at Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the professors from HKBU AVA suppressed it. These sufferings made me loose goodwills in art-career field when working in society after my university graduation. I am as similar as Anson Chan. For the first half of my life, I enjoyed prosperities as similar as the British colonial era. But, after being allocated to HKBU which was not my prior JUPAS preference, I feel the second half of my life as similar as the sufferings of Handover to China. Our whole society no longer acknowledges my artistic contributions in CCGSS and Rosaryhill era. Being a Distinction holder in HKCEE and HKALE Art is a fundamental sin called “British-Hong Kong colonial debris” as similar as Anson Chan offended. It is destined that after my Form 7 graduation, I have to prepare for living in a marginalized status for 30 years as similar as how Szeto Wah reminded Democratic Party after the Handover.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION (CHI)
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我常常想,北京798有岳敏君繪畫「哈哈笑」且諷刺中共搞文革的政治人物油畫,香港藝術家能否像岳敏居創出本土特色的當代藝術呢?

陳方安生的四萬笑容,恰好與岳敏君的「哈哈笑」人物相似,小弟乃以陳方安生為重心,為浸大視藝畢業展的個人畢業作品,創作出這系列具「自身仕途自嘲味道」且又引發政壇共鳴的當代油畫來。

陳方安生是一位「efficient」的能幹政府領袖,彭定康年代,陳太是他和英方的得力助手,令港人活在「魚翅撈飯」的盛世時代;回歸初期,她在任政務司司長的時候,敢於在大是大非的時刻向中共及中聯辦說不,在動盪的國際金融時勢下常往海外穩著外國政府及外資機構對港投資的信心,但建制派及藍屍等共匪卻妖化陳太為「港英餘孽」,令陳太感意興闌珊,感港共亂世時局不再是她發揮所長的天下。

陳太的仕途因主權移交由盛轉衰,跟小弟的仕途甚為相似,長洲官中及玫瑰崗年代,小弟是眾目睽睽的得力模範生,就算有長洲民建聯李桂珍這類共匪搞事抹黑我為「港英餘孽」,大致上我仍穩得著盛世且得校內民心的大局,任何危機我均逢兇化吉,且享豐碩回報成果。

但中七光榮畢業後,中大藝術系以「認中關社」為由不願取錄我,我這位美術狀元進入浸大視藝院後的仕途急轉直下,浸大視藝院並不如長官和玫瑰崗般事事信任我,干預我學術自由天天發生,我變成一位沒有地位的過氣美術模範生,連我在文化中心辦個展亦遭視藝院教授打壓,累及我大學畢業投身社會工作也感不受藝術業界所認同。小弟有如陳方安生般,上半旬的港英年代人生是「風華正茂」的,但進了不是我首選的浸大後,下半旬的人生有如「主權移交」般,全世界不在認同我長官及玫瑰崗時代的貢獻,因為當上美術狀元就有如陳太般犯下「港英餘孽」的原罪,註定中七畢業後有如司徒華囑咐民主黨般要「預備在野三十年」。
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EXHIBITION(S) (ENG)
The Anson Chan paintings have ever been shown at HKBU AVA Graduation Show 2009, Hong Kong Fringe Club, Chai Wan Youth Square, Sai Kung Art & About (Dec 2016) and Purple Bar & Lounge.
AWARD(S) I often think, in Beijing 798 Art District, Yue Minjun manages to create “laughing figures” oil paintings that ironically condemn CCP for stirring up Cultural Revolution. Can Hong Kong artist create some contemporary fine arts that are similar to Yue Minjin’s ideas but with local Hongkongers’ cultural features?

The “four-thousand smile” of Anson Chan coincidentally shares similarities with Yue Minjun’s “laughing figures”. I therefore adopted Anson Chan as my creative theme for the final-year project of HKBU AVA Graduation Show. I created this series of paintings with implications that laugh at my developmental paths whereas they also arouse some noises of discussions within the local political field.
TAGS charisma,leader,politics,marginalized,glory,honour,reminiscence,colonial
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