Ho Ching Kee, the exhibition director of the Hong Kong Arts Center, planned a street art event called "Out of the Gallery", inviting Hou Junming to Hong Kong for a month of creation. The result was a series of three prints of "Hong Kong Crime and Punishment". . As a modern artist, Hou Junming did not want to follow the academy's tradition to depict Hong Kong, but tried to echo the theme of the event "Out of the Gallery" to show the political and social conditions of Hong Kong.
At this time, on the eve of the handover of telemarketing list sovereignty of Hong Kong to China, the primary concern of Hou Junming's prints is the atmosphere of Hong Kong's changing times, as well as the social problems of Hong Kong. arrow_forward_iosunderstand more Powered by GliaStudio The reason why Hou Junming uses printmaking as a creative medium is that he does not want to follow the modern aesthetics that overemphasizes artistic self-discipline and only pays attention to formal expression, and printmaking often reminds people of propaganda works, especially woodcut prints.
However, the special feature of Hou Junming's prints is that the non-realistic depiction is not a critical opinion directly stating the accusation, but the parody in the form and the irony in the content expression make the work more appealing. Depth and originality. "Hong Kong Crime and Punishment" satirically imitates the form of hell, and incorporates Western Christian warnings. On the left and right sides of each work are printed in red letters "Warning Hong Kong Citizens - (Left) Judgment is Everywhere!! (Right) ” with the words “You are a sinner” in the upper center.