12"x12", oil on canvas
Shenzhen is a city near Hong Kong known as one of the first and most successful SEZ (Special Economic Zone) in China. They are powerhouses, smogy and work driven, with "European-style" parks and monuments, unrestrained growth, less taxation and filled with trophy buildings designed by Dutch architects that don't actually contain much. They are symbols of the developments first made by Deng Xiaoping's "To be rich is glorious" mentality and continue to endure, creating a hugely seperate sense of the importance of the city and the countryside. Shenzhen is the land of Oz.