Hand - II
Charcoal, graphite, pastel, pencil, oil pastel on archival print, aluminium, switch button, wood
Various Sizes

2020

Artwork by: Man Mei To and Wong Chun Hoi

"Hand" (2020) is a series of archival prints that the artist drew over with charcoal, graphite, pastel, pencil, oil pastel. Two sets of photos are used in this process, one set consists of drawing over images of different politicians found on the internet, while the other sees the hands of a pickpocket from Robert Bresson’s film, Pickpocket. The film, often compared to Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, is a story about a lonely intellectual who lived in an attic and believed he had the license, denied to common men, to commit crimes. By juxtaposing these images, the artist brings a sharp critique to our current political culture as a whole.⁠⠀