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Always After Future

I can't catch up with time.  Every moment I chase after nothingness, it just passes without sign. The present and future of time flow, expanding and contracting in different domains. Now I am entering an unknown space, overturning the concept of time. I expand the present and future infinitely, while selecting past stories like a collection of prose...

Compared between time and art, it is difficult to define which side is more abstract in concept. They both have similar traces in parallel space. Both construct an origin in society, culture, and history. The fleeting images of artworks serve as a dialogue with the past, and also play the role of a prelude to the future. This prelude is a belief that holds new possibilities and challenges beyond limitations.

Two years later, we are at the second chapter of Chow Chun Fai’s Tarot series. Chow continues to incorporate Hong Kong scenery, classic Hong Kong film scenes, and elements of popular culture into the world of Tarot. Consistent with his playful and ironic interpretation, he expresses the emotions and impact this city has brought him. Through the inherent narrative, mystery, and symbolism of tarot, the artwork evokes the complexity of time and space. Seemingly logical past events seem to reveal a mysterious future. The Tarot series demonstrates how to deliberately misplace time, space, symbolism, and material in an orderly manner. This displacement is not concealed but not loud; as if it is composed of many fleeting moments that flicker in life. The non-linear arrangement allows viewers to further enter the artist's perception, and the contextually related meanings lead to emotional exchanges.

Curator - Shirky Chan

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Chow Chun Fai

Selected Artworks

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