Lam Yuk Fai

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Psalm 19

Psalm 19   |   1999   |   Installation   |   275 x 518 x 46cm


"Of the beginning of old, who spoke the tale?... Just how was this achieved? Who originally made it?" Chinese poet Qu Yuan in Tian Wen (Ask heaven) posed questions concerning the origin of heaven and earth. Hebrew poet David in Psalm 19 provides the answer: "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Yuk Fai combines contemporary western technique with traditional Yin Yang concept to skillfully depict the dialogue between Heaven and Humans

This work is comprised of two symmetrical sets of giant painting and figure

On the left foreground of the painting, the artist portrays a standing naked man facing the painting. The background is a cold black and words in faint blue repeat, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge."

On the right foreground of the painting, a woman is found standing parallel to the man. The figure is also brushed with the cold color of black, decorated with repeated sentences in light blue color, saying, "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."

The whole painting is painted in a photorealistic way and it captures the various changing scenes of sunrise. The two paintings in front of the people imitate a giant illustrated history book , regardless of night or day continuously displaying God's word and creation.