Cultural Practice & Heritage

heading the dragon series

 
The creation of this series was inspired by the arrival of the new millennium which coincided with the year of dragon of the lunar calendar in 2000. It continued into 2012 when the year of dragon re-occurred after a lap of 12 years. The idea behind this Series is also to convey that the dragon tradition and spirit has been inherited in our culture since ancient time. It transverses through regions and exists across hundreds of eras to manifest the dynamic force of man. Through the re-interpretation of Yijing (I-Ching) and almanac texts, the shape of legendary dragon and the application of vibrant colours on canvas is to manifest the notion that traditional custom still formed an integral part of our Malaysian Chinese cultural practice today as well as the various meanings that the dragon symbolized. Manual painting technique and silkscreen printing process are cleverly employed to innovate the best visual results in this Series.
龙的系列所表达的是:龙的传统、龙的精神、跨地域、跨时代、中华民族的驱动力 通过通书及易经文字及龙的造型的重新处理,印刷字体和书法的并用,再敷以鲜明色彩及跃动笔触,在画面表达传统习俗仍是今日生活所不能或缺的一部分的理念以及龙所象征的各种含义。龙的系列的出现,是由于锺博士对新千年,新世纪的来临的一种兴奋心情而作的。公元 2000 年又逢农历的龙年,他希望通过以龙为象征,表述他对新千年的期望。在 12 年后 (2012)的龙年,他继续龙的创作。龙的创作内涵是传达中华文化有关龙的传统精神。它沿自远古,横跨地域,是华族的推动力,奋斗力。
 
Qian 2011   Kun 2011
Qian (2011)   Kun (2011)
Acrylic on Canvas  86cm x 117cm   Acrylic on Canvas  86cm x 117cm
             
             
The Legend of Dragon   Layers of Dragon Tradition 2
The Legend of Dragon 1 (2000)   Layers of Dragon Tradition 2 (2002)
Acrylic on Handmade Paper  108cm x 78cm   Acrylic on Canvas  152cm x 122cm
             
             
Elegant Dragon 2012  
Emerging Dragon
Elegent Dragon (2012)   Emerging Dragon (1992)
Acrylic on Canvas  117cm x 87cm   Acrylic on Canvas  117cm x 87cm
             
             

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dr choongkamkow
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
MALAYSIA COMMITTE CHAIRMAN
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