Retainers of Anarchy


Howie Tsui blends classical and contemporary Chinese art with Western popular culture to examine the complexities of diasporic experience. This limited edition scroll is derived from the hand drawn elements within Tsui’s Retainers of Anarchy (2017), a five-channel algorithmic animation made of hundreds of hand-painted ink drawings. The work depicts the Kowloon Walled City (1898–1994)—a tenement once situated on the fringes of British-occupied Hong Kong that housed up to 50,000 people.

Epson Ultrachrome pigmented ink on rice paper, mounted on paper and silk
30 x 239 cm (unrolled)
Edition of 10 + 2 AP
Sold unframed

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