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
Heaven & I
Who Jesus Christ Psalm 19
Art in Hospital Back from Documenta 9 Drawing 1 Drawing 2 Drawing 3 Prints 1 Prints 2 Prints 3 Prints 4 Prints 5
Dr. Sun Yat-sen

Dr. Sun Yat-sen   |   2001   |   Installation

To present the various aspects of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Lam Yuk-fai utilized seven differently styled mediums each with their unique essence to substantiate the content of this series of art display. Lam felt that the Chinese liken themselves to God and invariably elevated many heroes to exaggerations. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen was our contemporary hero but nevertheless he was no deity. Even though Dr. Sun Yat-Sen has long passed, his ideology endures forever. If we, the Chinese, can emulate his ideas and perseverance, we can potentially lead China into a free, equal, loving and all encompassing society. Having this in mind Lam placed the image of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, sitting on a chair, as the center of his display. The chair represents the seat of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's ideology, the unifying theme in this installation.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (122 x 152.5cm)
Photorealism oil painting

Chinese Traditional Virtues (68.5 x 90.5cm)
Ink on rice paper. Confucius and Mencius represents the beauty of Chinese traditional values

Christ Sacrificial Ideology (75 x 96.5cm)
Photo negative retouching. Overlapped images of Christ's sacrifice and Sun Yat-Sen

Ideal and Hope (84 x 109cm)
Impressionism oil painting

Thoughts and Teachings (90 x 114cm)
Silk screen effect with words reflecting his thinking and teachings

Revolutionary Pioneer (98 x 127cm)
Digital imaging represents pioneering revolution

A Spectacular Life (101.2 x 127cm)
Expressionism acrylic painting