In this fast-changing era, conflicting and intricate ideas and forms of expressions interweaves the post-modern century. Some western art critics believe that behind the diversification, artists still share a common sense of intuition in creation. This has been influencing local art development in Hong Kong since the 60s or even earlier. The message in Josephine Chow's works usually responds to this statement. Her large paintings can be classified by two themes: one is current social issues, and the other is her imagination and fantasy. Her works since 2010 present delicacy with a smell of decadence. Audience can sense the distance and metaphysical evolution in the daily food and necessities she draws. As a catalyst of social and spiritual exploration, she portrays a microcosm of social order in her large paintings. Her still life and city scenery paintings contain illusory symbols and signs of the ephemeral nature of life. (translated from preface)


在這個瞬息多變的年代,相互矛盾和錯綜複雜的思想、表達形式關交織了後現代世紀,多元化主義背後,西方藝評家仍然相信在創作情緒立場上,藝術家分享了共同的直覺性潛在意識,一直影響著香港六十後或更早世代的本土藝術。周淑芬近年的作品內容及藝術感覺往往與此吻合,她的大畫有兩個趨勢,其一是源自當下社會民生議題及景況,其二是源自創作者個人的夢幻式想像。她自2010年的作品則帶有精緻裡的荒頹意味,在日常食物及生活物品中可以感受到絲絲的距離性及形而上的進化。作為社會及心靈探索的觸媒者,她在大畫作上呈現社會秩序的縮影。她的靜物和城市風景世界蘊藏著虛幻的符號和朝生暮死和終結的徵兆。
Alternative title

Zhi ran zhi zao: zhou shu fen zuo pin ji

Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.CSF
Language

Chinese - Traditional, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2012

ISBN / ISSN

9789881520265

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph

Chapter headings
周淑芬繪畫藝術與時代的共鳴與變奏 / A Consonance with Reality - Josephine Chow and Her Work of Art

- WONG Kaiyu Blues, 黃啟裕

生活的反思、自然的啟悟,重拾人性的種籽 / Self-actualization of Life, Inspiration of Nature and the Seed of Humanity

- CHOW Sukfan Josephine, 周淑芬

Made in Nature: Josephine Chow
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Made in Nature: Josephine Chow, 自然製造: 周淑芬作品集