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HKWALLS 2021
Street Art
[SALVATION FROM SELF IMPOSED DILEMMA] ⁣

Latest mural in collaboration with @hkwalls as one of the exhibiting murals in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Initial concept was to do something related to the area and its residents, and later turned into a more personal approach reflecting my perspective on social issues in present society. Since I believe the audience deserves more than a simple wall decoration and mural often is the most efficient way to convey messages. ⁣

The mural concept based on my question regarding freedom in society and as a creative how I’m helplessly forced into participating in social standards that I find is unrelated to my creative practice. The initial concept derived from my discomfort with social media and how helplessly dependent I am with it. Creative are so dependent on it as if it represents their true potential. We are judging the quality of artists based on the number of followers on social media, misguided and misled into believing the figures represent the artist as a whole. Yet we are helplessly being driven into running all these social media platforms in order for us to survive in the current society, and soon forgetting our initial intention when we first entered the industry. Though it was good intention at first but now has become so twisted and we are no longer making artwork with a pure heart and every action seems calculated. ⁣

The hands in the mural symbolises myself as the protagonist, while flowers symbolise the fragility of me as a human being. The hands are reaching out to the head of the tiger that symbolises my personal ego, which I am struggling to restrain and tame, echoing my helplessness and struggles between this self imposed integrity as an artist and the current standard of society. Fish represents my creative freedom, starting as the biggest fish on the far right, and gradually shrinking into the smallest between the hands, symbolising this self imposed restriction of my personal freedom. ⁣

Every standard, struggle, they are all self imposed. This is a dilemma I am living in and I am desperate for a salvation.
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Kristopher Ho

HKWALLS 2021

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