I believe that it is difficult for one to make a living merely with artistic creation in any country or... Read More
I believe that it is difficult for one to make a living merely with
artistic creation in any country or region, especially in Hong Kong. Although
Hong Kong is the largest art market in Asia, the trade in artistic works of
Hong Kong artists is rarely seen in large-scale exhibitions in Hong Kong.
This work, created in a surrealist style, expresses the
powerlessness of a painter in Hong Kong, who still believes in miracle out of
his love for art, especially painting.
I am like the young man in the painting, playing a broken violin
without strings (implying that I am painting) to create silent melody that
people cannot hear without true feelings. I hope my performance can make people
deeply touched. Maybe this kind of performance will only attract passing
kittens or pigeons and no one will stop to enjoy it because people can't hear
it at all. While I was playing, I can’t see anyone.
I still insist on playing on the stairs next to the overpass, my
exclusive stage, and the sun shines on me like a spotlight on the stage. I am
enclosed by the fence, making it impossible for me to leave. I could clearly
see an art avenue in front of me, and the billboards of the top three art
exhibitions in the world (La Biennale di Venezia, Sao Paulo Art Biennial and
Kassel Documenta) to the direction of the Sotheby's and Christie's, but I just
couldn't jump over the fence, and all I could do is stand where I am and play
the violin silently. I hope the pigeons in the distance will hear my music and
bring hope to me. At this moment, I can do nothing but stand on this broken
staircase and silently play this "Melody of Initial Aspiration". Can
you hear this melody?