In Pictures: Photoshop whizz plasters imaginary Hong Kong gov’t HQ with ‘real’ protester post-it notes


Local artist SurrealHK has covered the exterior of Hong Kong government headquarters with post-it notes, in a new Photoshop masterpiece.

Photo: SurrealHK.

Tommy Fung’s latest surreal take on Hong Kong urban life was posted to Instagram on Wednesday, showing hundreds of colourful “Lennon Wall” messages voicing support for the recent anti-extradition law protests.

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Photo: SurrealHK.

Fung said he was inspired by the message boards that had taken over communities across the territory.

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Photo: SurrealHK.

“They are all real sticky notes written by citizens,” he told HKFP, adding that it took him 20 hours to complete.

See also: In Pictures: ‘Lennon Wall’ message boards appear across Hong Kong districts in support of anti-extradition bill protesters

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Photo: SurrealHK.

“I spent two days taking photos of different Lennon Walls. The main one that I used for this artwork was taken at Fortress Hill – at that moment, it hadn’t any plastic covering the wall – that was exactly what I was looking for,” he said.

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Photo: SurrealHK.

The messages are also based on post-it notes displayed in Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Tsuen Wan, Lai Chi Kok and Mong Kok.

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Photo: SurrealHK.

His post had attracted almost 12,000 “likes” and over 450 comments within 24-hours.

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Photo: SurrealHK.

“It’s fascinating to see how the protest is becoming a massive expression of art! Every single Lennon Wall is unique – they have their own personality. They are growing, they are transforming, they are fighting to be alive,” Fung said.

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Photo: SurrealHK.

When HKFP asked what his message was to protesters – he told them to “add oil.”

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Photo: SurrealHK.

“Never give up! To Carrie Lam: listen to the people and respond to every single petition clearly and directly.”






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