Lam Yuk Fai

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Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ   |   2000   |   Installation   |   8 x 254 x 640cm

When Yuk Fai puts his focus on "The Millennium", he clearly sees the master of the Millennium, Jesus Christ, the one who defines the time line between B.C. and A.D., the one who brings democracy and freedom to the world. While most of the media's focus on Millennium is ambiguous, Yuk Fai decided to use the history of the four facets: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and Millennium to express Jesus Christ as the interpretation of the 'Millennium'

 "The Word became flesh" clearly states "The Word". Therefore he used black lettering on a white canvas, leaving a silhouette of a baby in the center to signify the birth of Christ

 Since Jesus truly appears in human history, Yuk Fai used the photo-realism technique to reconstruct the crucifixion scenes at the cross. He portrayed Jesus said, "It is finished", breathed his last breath, closed his eyes, the earth shook, the sun faded into darkness. To portray Bible prophesy, "He will hang on a tree", purposely paints the body on wood hangs four inches in front of the painting in order to contrast the motionlessness against the earthquake. The effect of the earthquake was painted on the canvas.

Jesus' body hang three inches from the cross, depicting the fact that "He was crucified" and contrasting in three dimensions the motionlessness against the shake.

 Surrealism technique was used to construct the painting. The resurrection is a fact, albeit a supernatural event. The shroud whirled around and around in the tomb. Unravel the moment Jesus opened his eyes. When the time had come, Jesus opened his eyes. His body separated from the shroud and began to ascend. Contrast three dimensions, twisting, and stillness.

 The three paintings relate to scenes of events that have come to pass, but the Second Coming of Jesus has yet to take place. Hence the message of the Second Coming of Jesus, in the form of video images, is projected onto the painting in the center to show that this is a future event that is well beyond our grasp. Superimposing these video images upon the words creates an effective contrast of the past and the future.