July 1 七一

July 1 七一

July 1
The works of this painting series can serve as a record for a historic event in Hong Kong: on 1 July 2003, the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), more than half a million people took to the streets in scorching heat. It was the largest public demonstration in Hong Kong since 1989, the year of the pro-democracy movement on mainland China.
Of the seven works, the largest one, “The Flames of July” (in three panels, height 288cm), was painted in 2003 right after the event, and the other six in 2004 to mark its anniversary. The series was first shown in 2004 at the Studio’s SoHo gallery.


“For Fong, the image of half-a-million people marching in black has become a Hong Kong visual icon.” — Joyce Lau (South China Morning Post, 4 July 2004)

「……畫中數不清的紅臉孔、黑衣服、彩橫額,既寫驕陽,又寫港人的驕傲;寫民情,也寫激情。」 — 黑楊 (2004年6月29日《信報》文化版)