Return to Traditional Value

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The Festival Series manifests of the spirit of muhibah (goodwill). It is a return to the emphasis of humanity and traditional values. The spirit of sharing festive joy, mutual respect and goodwill is in the heart of every Malaysian.
These meanings and contents are reflected in this Festival Series. The configuration of forms of festival related cakes, offerings, craft elements and artefacts is intended to convey the spirit of sharing traditional values and goodwill - the Malaysian way of life in this series of work.
The beauty and aesthetics of festival related cake forms and artefacts are fully explored, appreciated and enhanced in this Series of works
节庆系列表达了亲善的內涵,它是以各族间各种与节庆有关的糕点,祭品,民间艺术图像的造型去绘制平面或立体的作品,试图传达马来西亚各族间在节庆中共欢分享的气氛和傳传统精神,更表达了马来西亚人生活之道,因为在节庆中招待客人時若无糕点點,会使节庆毫无气氛。
在这一节庆系列作品中,锺博士以纸浆塑造立体糕点形态,惟妙惟肖地组配在手造紙背景或画布上,再以徒手描绘或用噴射来处理色彩的明暗,再用绒线绑系糕点,呈现出最具个人特色又深具传统內涵的创作。在构图上,他採取正面平淺空间手法,捨棄传统的空间深度。所有的图形,线索,颜色都分佈在平面上,只有疏密的秩序,沒有前后深度,这样,更可以让观赏者在画面上凝神关注。
在这系列作品中,粽子及粿都拔 (Ketupat) 年糕 的不規則的四角造型的东方造型美感充份凸显表达。
 
H1 Zhongzi 1974   H2 Me 1982
Zhongzi   Me
1980   1982
Drawing   Photo silkscreen
123 x 86 cm   56 x 76 cm
Artist Collection   Artist Collection
     
H3 Festive III 1980   H4 Festive Mood 84 1984
Festive III   Festive Mood 84
1980   1984
Emboss & paper cast   Mixed media paper
58 x 78 cm   54 x 75 cm
Artist Collection   Artist Collection
     
H5 Festive Mood 87 1987   H6 Festive Mood 87 1 1987
Festive Mood 87   Festive Mood 87-1
1987   1987
Mixed media   Mixed Media
148 x 118 cm   148 x 118 cm
Artist Collection   Artist Collection
     
H7 Festive Mood 87 2 1987   H8 Festive Mood 88 2 1988
Festive Mood 87-2   Festive Mood 88-2
1987   1988
Mixed media   Mixed media
148 x 118 cm   148 x 118 cm
Artist Collection   Artist Collection
     
H9 Festive Mood 89 1 1989   H10 Festive Mood 90 1 1990
Festive Mood 89-1   Festive Mood 90-1
1989   1990
Mixed media   Mixed media
148 x 118 cm   120 x 89 cm
Artist Collection   Artist Collection
     
H11 Images 90 2 1990   H12 Juxtaposition 1992
Images 90-2   Juxtaposition
1990   1992
Paper built, yarns & acrylic   Acrylic on handmade paper
122 x 92 cm   115 x 89 cm
Artist Collection   Artist Collection
     
H13 Integration 1 1992   H14 Integration 11 1992
Integration 1   Integration 11
1992   1992
Acrylic on handmade paper   Acrylic on handmade paper
115 x 89 cm   119 x 89 cm
Artist Collection   Artist Collection
     
H15 Image Identity I 1996   H16 Image Identity III 1996
Image & Identity I   Image & Identity III
1996   1996
Acrylic with mixed technique on canvas   Acrylic with mixed technique on canvas
138 x 122 cm   96 x 135 cm
Petronas Art Gallery Collection   Shah Alam Art Gallery Collection
     
H17 Image Identity IV 1996   H18 Form Text 1 1997
Image & Identity IV   Form & Text 1
1996   1997
Acrylic with mixed technique on canvas   Mixed media on canvas
107 x 137 cm   140 x 116 cm
Artist Collection   Private Collection
     
H19 Form Structure II 1997   H20 Image Identity V 1998
Form & Structure II   Image & Identity V
1997   1998
Mixed media on canvas   Acrylic on canvas
137 x 112 cm   137 x 107 cm
Artist Collection   Universiti Malaya Collection
     
H21 Form Structure II 1997   H22 Festive Mood 84 1984
Form & Structure II   Festive Mood 84
1997   1984
Mixed media on canvas   Acrylic on canvas
137 x 112 cm   122 x 92 cm
Private Collection    
     
     

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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