Ricker Choi (b. 1975)

Fight for Freedom

Original artwork: acrylic on canvas
Print edition: pigment print on PVC Foam Board

22.5 x 30 in.
Executed in 2020

A protester in the midst of tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong in the summer of 2019. Water is used to subdue the effects of tear gas. Here the artist is portraying a David versus Goliath moment, when Hong Kongers are facing a much more powerful and stronger adversary: the Chinese Communist Party.