Look back in Anger No.1
"Look Back in Anger" is a compelling Triptych that unveils the raw and unfiltered narrative of a 'jailbird,' adorned with tattoos that serve as a visual diary of their life's hardships and challenges. Each canvas presents a different perspective, collectively weaving a poignant tale of resilience within confinement. The tattoos, etched with intention and meaning, become a powerful expression of self in an environment marked by limitations. The first panel captures a face adorned with ink, reflecting a history of struggle and defiance. The second canvas delves into the intricacies of the tattoos, each one telling a unique story of resilience and survival within the confines of incarceration. The final panel confronts the viewer with a gaze that speaks of both defiance and vulnerability, encapsulating the complexity of the 'jailbird's' identity. "Look Back in Anger" serves as a visceral exploration of finding self-expression and identity amidst adversity. The tattoos become a symbolic language, a visual testament to the indomitable spirit that refuses to be subdued by the challenges of confinement. The triptych invites viewers to look beyond the surface and empathise with the profound struggles and resilience encapsulated in the 'jailbird's' body art.
Painting / Oil on Linen
Cindy’s Art Studio in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
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