Youth Past by Han Mo

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Han Mo

Youth Past


80 x 65 cm | 31 1/4 x 25 1/2 in

Oil on linen

  • Honorable Mention / Figurative

A young girl, left hand holding a lighted cigarette and right hand holding a childhood red flying toy, with confused eyes, she looks towards the Yellow Sea. She has grown, no longer having to wear school uniforms, she wears a floral romper still representing youth. She is no longer a child, but holds the toy of the little girl past, looking at a vista, sky littered with clouds expanding over the sea. She has grown into a women, a product of her society, a blend of lipstick, makeup and cigarettes. This is her life now, looking back to the past, everything is like smoke.