Crowded City

In my practice, I am greatly influenced by economic inequality. With this project, I explored the culture and identity of Hong Kong, focusing on the concerning issue around Housing. I aimed to present the reality of modern city with this series of prints. The locals spend hours earning and saving money, knowing the impossibility of affording a flat in Hong Kong. Using a metaphoric method, I began the process by hand-crafting: screen- printing and folding small houses which was labour intensive. This issue is often overlooked by the outsiders who are fascinated by the skyscraper of Hong Kong and the density of the buildings. Therefore, I have decided to present my work digitally, overlaying with shapes and using bold colours, turning the houses into patterns. Through this process, I was able to maintain the beauty of Hong Kong and most importantly to create a vile to hide the series problem in Hong Kong. I believe my work successfully represented the current situation in Hong Kong through my process and the final prints.

Brief: Information in formation
This project explores how to interrogate an object and identify its raw information and data. You will then extract and translate this information / data into a visual representation.
Outcome: A2 digital prints. Oct, 2018

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Sharine Chan

  • Graphic Communication Design student at CSM
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Sharine Chan
Graphic Communication Design student at CSM