Lam Yuk Fai

Family & I
Grandmother Son Bride Double Happiness Piano Breakfast Closed on Sunday Chinese New Year Tent Stairs Structuring Coloring
Country & I
Last Dynasty Sunrise in Beijing Sunset in Beijing Distorted Monument Preposterous Square Deng Xiao Ping Chinese's Hardship Sun Yat Sen
Trees 1 Trees 2 Final Chapter - Land Final Chapter - Trees Want Not, Waste Not
Ego
Heaven & I
Who Jesus Christ Psalm 19
Other
Art in Hospital Back from Documenta 9 Drawing 1 Drawing 2 Drawing 3 Prints 1 Prints 2 Prints 3 Prints 4 Prints 5
Closed on Sunday

Closed on Sunday   |   1983   |   Oil on Canvas   |   102 x 152cm


Hong Kong thrives as an economically affluent city while the majority of its citizens are desperately grasping every opportunity to make more money. The painting depicts a shop bath in a warm sunny morning with a sign reading "Closed on Sunday". To rest on the Lord's Day is the owner's choice and God's desire for His people. Throughout the painting there are vertical lines of various lengths and thickness. Yuk Fai wished to bring out this message by utilizing the positive and definite qualities of the vertical lines.