Hong Kong's legendary name means "port aux parfums", "porte de l'encens" or "côte parfumée". This is one of the names of this ancient rock through which generations of English adventurers transported entire shipments of opium before leaving the place to all the businessmen and self-made-men on the planet.
A British colonial confetti that became one of the beacons of capitalism in Asia and returned to the Chinese communist fold in 1997 with a special status, increasingly subject to central power.
Despite the handover, Hong Kong continues to cultivate a particular identity. Behind its airs of London's City or Asia's Little New York, it is a Chinese city where the heart beats of a population that comes mainly from Canton and Shanghai.
What future in the middle of the empire? Since the handover, which has raised many questions, Hong Kong has not quite managed to hide its fear of the future: autonomy and freedom from Beijing and, of course, the constant concern to preserve its economic prosperity, not to mention the problems of urbanization that are linked to it.
Despite everything, Hong Kong wants to remain this symbol of success in Asia: how to cultivate a prosperity and a unique identity, while integrating into Greater China.
- Style: Modern
- Medium: Watercolor
- Technics: Spray Painting
- Type: Canvas Printings
- Shape: Vertical Rectangle