Calvin Chak 翟震霖
Time Series
2016.12.17.155905

2016.12.17.155905

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic On Wood 45 x 30cm (2016) CBA009

2016.12.30.151120

2016.12.30.151120

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic On Wood 45 x 30cm (2016) CBA010

2017.02.22.131836

2017.02.22.131836

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic On Wood 30 x 45cm (2017) CBA011

Space Series
A Spacetime Odyssey - For Einstein

A Spacetime Odyssey - For Einstein

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on aluminium panel 60cm x 120cm 2016 CBA008 What is space and time? This is one of the fundamental questions that human has been asking since the dawn of civilization. One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, wrote down the mind-boggling equation of general relativity. Space can be curved and time can be slowed down in the presence of matter and energy.

Stellar Nursery 星雲

Stellar Nursery 星雲

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on panel 木板丙稀 60 x 90cm 2014 CBA006 Nebulas are molecular clouds with high matter density, and a lot of stars are formed in these regions. The iron and oxygen in our body are formed in the extreme environment of exploding stars. In this regard, stellar nursery has also nurtured us, too.

Stay Gold 修行

Stay Gold 修行

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on panel 木板丙稀 90 x 110cm 2014 CBA004 The title of the painting comes from a poem of the famous American poet Robert Frost. Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day Nothing gold can stay. - by Robert Frost

Before Time Began 混沌

Before Time Began 混沌

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on panel 木板丙稀 60 x 122cm 2014 CBA003 What happen before time began? Does this question have any scientific meaning? What is consciousness? How did the subjective feeling of our mind arise from the physical network of neurons? There are many interesting questions waiting future scientists to answer.

For Halley 向哈雷致敬

For Halley 向哈雷致敬

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on panel 木板丙稀 60 x 122cm 2014 CBA001 SOLD Scientists are typically regarded as intelligent and technical individuals that perform experiments in the laboratory. However, they are also emotional beings, and are as vulnerable as normal people. Edmond Halley is one of the most prominent scientists in the 17th century. He is famous for the discovery of the Halley comet which bears his name. Seldom do people know....

For Rosetta and Philae 向羅塞塔號及菲萊號致敬

For Rosetta and Philae 向羅塞塔號及菲萊號致敬

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on panel 木板丙稀 60 x 122cm 2014 CBA002 SOLD Space missions are often very challenging. In 2014, European Space Agency (ESA) launched a space probe called Rosetta with human’s first comet lander named Philae. However, Philae did not land accordingly, and bounced back twice from the comet due to technical problems. As a result, it landed on a place with little sunlight and was forced to hibernate after performing ...

Exploration 探索

Exploration 探索

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on panel 木板丙稀 90 x 60cm 2015 CBA005 Driven by curiosity, scientists plan and accomplish challenging missions to explore the space and the ocean. Curiosity has also driven me to discover more about myself during the art creation process.

Floating Vacuum 浮游

Floating Vacuum 浮游

by Calvin Chak 翟震霖 Acrylic on panel 木板丙稀 60 x 90cm 2015 CBA007 Every star is a tiny speck floating in the vacuum of this vast universe.

Calvin Chak 翟震霖      

 

Chak Chun Lam was born in Hong Kong in 1982. His father was an oil painter, and Chak was nurtured by the art of oil painting at a young age. As a teenager, Chak was inspired by the wonder and beauty of science and astronomy. He loves reading popular science and science fiction books, and visits the local space and science museum during his leisure time.

 

Chak obtained his Diploma of Fine Art in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies in 2014, and a bachelor of engineering from CUHK in 2004. His cross-disciplinary studies enable him to think scientifically in his painting process. He enjoys the process of experimenting and discovering new techniques, such as pouring and spraying acrylic paint. He also loves experimenting with acrylic paint of different transparency and translucency. Acrylic paint is not only a substitute for oil or watercolor; the acrylic medium is versatile and has a life of its own.

 

To him, painting is an adventure and the joy of discovery motivates him in this endless pursue.

 

 

 

Inspired by the wonder of scientific discoveries and the achievement of great scientists, Chak captures the beauty and mystery of galaxies and nebulae on his painting panels. In the process, billions of years become days and weeks.

 

翟震霖1980年代出生於香港,自小對科學和天文學產生濃厚的興趣。他從科學的奧妙及科學家的精神上得到靈感和啟發,把億萬年間形成的美麗星雲凝固在畫中,塑造一個微妙的宇宙空間。他在畫作中探索傾倒及噴塗多層塑膠彩的技法。他利用塑膠彩多樣化的顏色和透明度,在畫面追求一種獨特的深度。他的作品被私人收藏家收藏。

 

 

Science and technology is an important part of our daily lives in the 21st century. It improves virtually every aspect of our society such as energy, food supply, communication and medicine. Scientific instruments extend our senses and widen our horizons. Telescopes allow us to view the beauty of stars and galaxies at the edge of universe, while microscopes reveal the strange quantum world of atoms.

 

Inspired by the wonder and mystery of science, Chak conveys his emotion with lyrical abstract paintings. He portrays the phenomena of astronomy and mineralogy by experimenting new techniques, such as pouring and spraying multiple layers of acrylic paint and medium. He often incorporates the principle of traditional Chinese ink wash techniques and watercolor techniques in his methodology. The painting process is slow as each poured layer needs a week or two to fully dry. With his method, Chak depicts a new kind of spatial depth in his painting. He introduces a new perspective, which differs from linear perspective in Western painting and multiple point perspective in Chinese painting.

 

 

2016   Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 

2016   Asia Contemporary Art Show 2016 Spring Edition , Conrad Hotel Hong Kong

2015   Annual Reception Exhibition, BLINK Gallery Kwun Tong

2015   Asia Contemporary Art Show 2015 Autumn Edition , Conrad Hotel Hong Kong

2014   Graduation Exhibition for Diploma of Fine Art , CUSCS, Hong Kong Cultural Centre 

 

 

 

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