Building site in black and white
Acrylic on Canvas
90 x 120 cm
This painting is inspired by Liu Kang’s was originally an oil painting of Samsui wWomen at work done by Liu Kang, highlightingto emphasise on female empowerment, and women’s contributions towards our society. The Samsui women are a group of Chinese immigrants who came to Malaya in between the 1920s andto 1940s in search of industrial jobs. I depictedchose to make the background in black and white monochrometone in black and white to emphasise the colours of the women and show how the womenthey standing out in colour, and are not just as “background characters.”. I also made the background simple with less details, also to allow the folds of the women’s clothing to stand out. Inspired by Liu Kang’s mature style, I removed their faces and outlined them with bold black lines to mix Liu Kang’s younger and most mature style.