Return to Traditional Value

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The Festival Series expresses the following notion: “The spirit of sharing festive joy, mutual respect and goodwill is in the heart of every Malaysian.” stated the artist. 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 in this series of work - the Malaysian way of life. During the festive seasons, the reception of guests would not complete without the serving of local cakes. For without them there will be lack of festive mood. The beauty and aesthetics of forms of the festival related cake and artefacts are fully explored, appreciated and enhanced.
节庆系列表达了下列的内涵:以各族间各种与节庆有关的糕点,祭品,民间艺术图象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传统精神,更表达了马来西亚人生活之道(在节庆中招待客人时若无糕点,使节庆毫无气氛)。在这一系列作品中,怹的纸浆塑造立体糕点形态,维妙维肖地组配在手造纸的背景上,再用手描绘或喷射去处理色彩的明暗,再用绒线捆绑糕点,呈现出最具个人特色又深具传统内涵的创作。在构图上,他采取正面平浅空间,舍​​弃传统的空间深度。所有的图形,线索,颜色都分布在平面上,只有疏密的秩序,没有前后深度,这样,更可以让观赏者在画面上凝神关注。在这系列作品中,充份地突显出粽子及 Ketupat 的不规则的四角造型的东方美感,连包裹制作的过程也被表述为一种美感经验,更难能可贵。
 
Festive Mood 87 1 1987   Festive Mood 87 1987
Festive Mood 87-1 (1987)   Festive Mood 87 (1987)
Mized Media  148cm x 118cm   Mixed Media  148cm x 118cm
             
Festive Mood 88 2 1988   Festive Mood 89 1 1989
Festive Mood 88-2 (1988)   Festive Mood 89-1 (1989)
Mixed Media  148cm x 118cm   Mixed Media  148cm x 118cm
             
Image Identity I 1996   Form Text1 1997
Images & Identity 1 (1996)   Form & Text 1 (1997)
Acrylic with Mixed Technique on Canvas
138cm x 122cm
  Mixed Media on Canvas  140 cm x 116cm
             
             

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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