Exhibition of Mr CHOW Korn Chuen Leo (周幹全先生個人画展)

Mr CHOW Korn Chuen Leo (周幹全先生) is exhibiting his major works in Chinese painting at the Chinese Cultural Centre at Chatswood (中華文化中心).

Date: 1 June  (Wednesday) to 6 June 2016 (Monday) (except 5 June, Sunday)

 

 

Mr CHOW Korn Chuen Leo (周幹全先生) is a master artist of Chinese flower and bird painting. Born in Dongguan County, Guangdong Province (廣東省東莞縣) in 1942, he spent most his early years in Hong Kong. Since 1964, Mr Chow has studied with Master Szeto Kei (司徒奇大師), a famous artist, art educator and the founder of Cang Cheng (蒼城) School in Hong Kong. Master Szeto migrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1980s.  Painting the peonies, red cotton flowers, wisteria, roses, morning glory, peacocks, herons, and carps are Mr Chow’s specialties. He has mastered all the meticulous techniques of flower paintings, developing at the same time his own style. He is adept in catching the spirit of his objects.  All his works are inscribed with his elegant calligraphy. He has studied Chinese Calligraphy with renowned Chinese Calligraphy Master Mr Chan Hing Hung (陳荊鴻老師) and Seal Carving with renowned scholar Mr Chan Yu Shan (陳語山老師). Mr Chow migrated to Sydney in 1985 and he had worked in the Blue Mountains. He has held many painting exhibitions in Sydney, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and other cities. At present, he teaches Chinese painting and calligraphy at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Chatswood.

See below two examples of his major works. I strongly recommend art lovers to visit Mr Chow’s exhibition.

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Peacocks and Peonies (2012)

 

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Peonies and butterflies (2012)

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Poem of Meng Jiao:”Wanderer’s Song” (regular script) 孟郊 遊子吟 (楷書), 128 x 59 cm

慈母手中線遊子身上衣。

My loving mother stretches a needle and thread in her hand.

She is making clothes for her departing son.

 

臨行密密縫,意恐遲遲歸

Stitch by stitch, she sews them very tightly,

Fearing that her son will not be back for a long time.

 

誰言寸草心,報得三春暉。

How could the grateful humble inch-tall grass

Ever repay the nurturing Spring Sun.

 

Mèng Jiāo (孟郊)(751—814) also known as Mèng Dōng Yě (孟東野) was a scholar and a poet. He was a native of Hú Hōu (湖州) (now Zhè Jiāng 浙江). Mèng suffered from lots of hardship and he did not succeed in his imperial Chin-shih examination (登進士第) until the late age of 46 and been a small official.

Little young grass grows toward the warm spring sunlight. Mother’s love is like the Spring Sun, warm and comfortable but not violently hot. Nothing can repay the love of our mothers. The 42 words poem does not contain the word ‘tears’ but it is deeply moving. It conveys strong emotions.

 

Further readings :

http://www.baike.com/wiki/%E6%85%88%E6%AF%8D%E6%89%8B%E4%B8%AD%E7%BA%BF (慈母手中线)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meng_Jiao

 

Happy Mother’s Day

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