《黑龙引》 The Journal of The Black Dragon，2019
纸本水墨、柚木屏风 ink on rice paper mounted on linen, teak wood screen
H 182 x 72 x 3 cm x 6 pcs
Using the history of the Kwantung Leased Territory as a background (actual historical events) the artist adds on his vivid imagination to thread the narrative. A portrait of the Japanese emperor, an enormous fish head skull, and a shark morphed into a tiger… bits and pieces of information being linked together develop into a fantastical epic about this former colonial territory. The Black Dragon turns into a gigantic catfish an omen that history was taking a mystical turn. The assassination of Itō Hirobumi , the collapse of Nikolai II’s regime, the Great Kantō earthquake (1923), and the sudden death of Inoue Enryō , all these incidents symbolize the clues that the black dragon left behind.