An Astral Drama Queen
星光戲劇女王

DavidCow 張天行


Acrylic on linen 丙烯顏料亞麻布本
72x82cm
2021
$32,000

DavidCow

Cast away the shell of the human form and materiality, and what is left is Aura and Qi/Air, ebbing and flowing with consciousness, running on energy alone. This is the original inspiration behind this collection - the very source of life. From the most surface observations to the deepest layers of thought, I seek the most tangible and most intimate way to describe, to characterise and to twist the smallest details in a story; the greatest pain and tribulations in life; the most indescribable feelings; the most ingrained memories; stroke by stroke of abstractness and reality, on screens and canvases. I feel the world and its feelings, and I tell its stories.

 

Through twisted marks and multi-coloured strokes,

human energies, auras and subtle flows emerge.

Somewhere between abstract and portraiture,

changing focus and shifting ratios,

physical and ethereal, light and darkness, madness and solitude,

the subtle flux between what is seen and what is felt

is made visible to the eye.

From vision to penetration to liberation,

what is seen and what is reflected upon

blend into colours and textures as one,

in a progression that echoes the process of

being human and the human challenge itself.

The story of humanity is wrapped within the first, second, and third Astral Bodies,

and from them springs sensation, experience, and insight

for all things known, and unknown, understood, and misunderstood.


 

Education

 

2016

  • Master Degree of Arts (Buddhist Studies), The University of Hong Kong

 

2006

  • Directing Course of Film Studies, New York Film Academy

 

1998

  • BA (Hon) Graphic Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, graduated with top marks and Creative Award

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2021

  • September, "Astral Body 123" DavidCow Abstract Figurative Art Exhibition, The Fringe Club (Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery), Hong Kong

 

2020

  • October, "Mumbles On Other Dimensions" An Exhibition of 100 Pieces of Art by DavidCow, The Fringe Club (Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery), Hong Kong

 

2019

  • October, “Aura & Air” painting exhibition of portraiture, The Fringe Club (Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery), Hong Kong

 

2018

  • October, “Twisted Marks of Aura” painting exhibition of portraiture, The Fringe Club (Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery, The Vault), Hong Kong

 

2016

  • February, "Such, As It Is. 2" solo art exhibition, Kubrick, Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong

  • July, "Third Eye Wide" solo art exhibition, The Fringe Club (Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery, The Vault), Hong Kong

 

2015

  • "Such, As It Is." solo art exhibition, New Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong

Group Exhibition

 

2022 

  • 26 January - 4 February, "Incandescent", Group Show in Madrid by Capital Culture House and Eka & Moor Gallery, Breton de Los Herreros 56, Madrid.

  • 6 - 15 February, "Sempiternal" Group Show in Madrid by Capital Culture House and Eka & Moor Gallery, Breton de Los Herreros 56, Madrid.

 

2021

  • June, "Mini Freak" group art show, Galerie du Génie de la Bastille, Paris

 

2017

  • May, "Work on Paper" group art show, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • June, "Abstract Art" group art show, The Annexe, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom

 

2015

  • "Art n Life" Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea

 

Guest Lecturer

 

2018

  • Invitation from a property company to have a talk of ‘Art Appreciation’ for an event

 

2015

  • Hong Kong City University (The Hong Kong Institute of Education)
    Course: Literature and Cultural Studies: Approaching Pop Media,
    Topic: Creativity in Advertising and Video Production


2013,2014,2016

  • Hong Kong University (SPACE Community College)
    Course: “Advertising” and “Creativity and Creative Industries”,
    Topic: Creativity in directing and Moving Image Production