of delicacy and horror #6
The particular painting, "#6", is a close-up of fish organs which includes bladders and intestines. The figurative painting looks abstract at the first sight, and quickly turns into a bizarre landscape. However, under careful study, one would realise it is a realistic depiction of the inner world of the dead fish - a sight so unfamiliar to most viewers.
Through this series of dead fish paintings, Vivian captures an authentic scene of Hong Kong from the view of common wet markets, where both slaughtering and butchering happen daily. The fish parts are painted in a colourful palate with a sense of peaceful gruesomeness, creating an interesting conversation between grotesque and beauty.