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The SEA Thru Series is “a slant on semantics”, stated once by the late Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal. It is the interplay of optical illusion and physical mass, which, according to Dr. Choong, relates to “Yin interacting with Yang, solid complimenting void, optical illusion confronting physical mass.” Multiple changes of colour reflection created by different sources of lights can be perceived as the viewer moves around or view from different angles. It is an attempt to reflect the meaning of dual aspects of the world. They are confronting yet are complimenting to each other. This series of works defied the boundary of painting and sculture and was designed to interact with the viewers as demonstrated in the works entitled “Interact” and Change (5 Elements). You might be wondering why he titled it as the SEA-Thru Series and not See Through or else. According to the artist, the idea of this series came through when he moved into his own house in South East Asia (SEA) Park in P.J. in late 1960’s.
已故著名国宝级画家会督赛阿末曾说贯道系列是 "A Slant of Smantics",锺博士解释:贯道系列是视觉和物理的互动,是阴阳的互应,是幻觉和实体的对抗,是实和空的互补的一种互相牵制互应的创作手法。观赏者可以从四周环走或上下的多个角度去发现和欣赏在不同光源中绘制的和反射而呈现出来的各种色彩和造型的变化奥妙。它所表达的是关于世间的两种相对现象。它们既对抗又互补。 注:Sea. Thru 的由来,是指画家迁入在 South East Asia(SEA)花园的住宅时所贯通的创作理念。
 
SEA Thru Harmony 1971   SEA Thru Interweave 1974
SEA THRU - Harmony (1971)   SEA THRU - Interweave (1974)
Mixed Media  152.5cm x 98cm x 10cm
(Triptych)
  Mixed Media  116cm x 98cm x 18cm
(Triptych)
             
             
SEA Thru Slant 1972   SEA Thru Connect 1973
SEA THRU - Slant (1972)   SEA THRU - Connect (1973)
Mixed Media  152cm x 98cm x 7cm
(Triptych)
  Mixed Media  152cm x 98cm x 10cm
(Triptych)
             
             
SEA Thru Interact 1974   SEA Thru Change 1975 2003
SEA THRU - Interact (1974)   SEA THRU - Change (5 Elements)
Mixed Media  116cm x 98cm x 20cm
(Triptych)
  Mixed Media  92cm x 152cm x 18cm
(Triptych)
             
             

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drchoong kam kow
Dr. Choong Kam Kow is a well known
senior contemporary artist,
a leading art & design educationist and
an independent curator in Malaysia

FEDERATION OF ASIAN ARTISTS ASSOC.
MALAYSIA COMMITTE CHARIMAN
NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIV. ALUMNI
ASSOC. SELANGOR VICE PRESIDENT
 
HON. DOCTOR OF ARTS (RGU. SCOTLAND, UK)
MFA (PRATT INST. USA) BFA (N.T.N.U. TAIWAN)
FULBRIGHT-ACLS RESEARCH FELLOW