ABOUT KEN KUNG
Ken Kung, HK
3.2020 Artist on Hansford and Sons Emerging Artist Platform
3.2020 Artist on Saatchiart.com Platform
5.2020 Featured interview on art123.com
10.2020 Paticipated in ARTOZE - International Online Art Exhibition
-「Welcoming the New Year with a New Start」Four Artworks selected out of Five
1.2021 Solo Exihibit and sharing in IPLAB, The Mills -「Holistic x Arts Chill Out Day」
2.2021「Dream a little Dream夢。旅」Joint Exhibition
3.2021 Feature interview in International Art Magazine - Magzoid Magazine
3.2021 First NFT artwork on rarible.com drops
3.2021 Committee member of Asian Art Association
6.2021 Ken Kung 《GONE WITH THE WIND》Solo Exhibition at MUSE Gallery, Hotel Stage
7.2021 First Curation show at Art and Culture Outreach (ACO) Gallery
Ken Kung, born in Hong Kong, a multicultural city is globally known for its mixture of West and East, which give Ken a special vision while growing up. Started in photography at 8, he followed his gut instinct to capture every valuable moment of society and later he gradually developed a spiritually minimalist art style. Without any formal education in art, Ken studied philosophy and art himself. Driven by the passion for art, Ken has particularly paid attention to art and media since his youth and become an advertising director, a writer and visual artist. On his 36th birthday, Ken experienced a big change in life path and in the middle of crossroad. He quitted his job and traveled around Europe. Throughout the whole journey, he started writing articles about art and self-enhancement. Two years later, Ken finally become an artist and entrepreneur dedicated to the development of his arts. His art pieces are exposed in places in Hong Kong, China as well as in US. Ken believes the nature of art can nurture and ignite one’s mind and soul to create a prettier and better world.
KEN KUNG believes in the nature of art as expressions of creativity and emotion. 2020 is totally beyond his imagination and everything seems can vanish suddenly. Ken wanted to create something meaningful to others, so the Joint Exhibition “Dream A Little Dream“ happened, where you can see his dream and spiritual collection from his artworks. During the process, Ken recalls his old memories and regards his artworks as records of reality and time. He insists that although life is not perfect, such imperfection leads us to something we believe.
To Ken, every moment is a frame of life. Great Art is a record of Culture, Time, Life and Memories.
He put down his camera almost 10 years and focus on his creative career. We all came across a year of sadness in 2019-2020, Ken suddenly wanna do something to the public and can release their emotions, and he think of his photo work took over 10 years with films. Ken started retrieving the low resolution photos to make it alive in different form of art. There are two parts of procedure of his Artwork. Firstly he invited an old master Craftsman from Beijing to do retouch on old photos, which are not in good resolution. Secondly, Ken search for the help of AI program expert to develop a system of AI Algorithm to enlarge his visual work in high resolution. More than that, the visual become with paint-like texture accidentally after AI process. Through all the work on the old photos, Ken finally retrieve his passion of art from the past. The Art in his life is the evidence of reality, the record of Time, and the precious memory of love.
KEN retrieves his passion of art from the past in TinyHong Kong Collection. In this series, he think that his Art is the evidence, is the precious memory of his love to old Hong Kong and the history. As the epidemic make all things changes. Ken explores the new meaning of the Hong Kong landscape in the contemporary spiritual aspect, and re-examines Life in another dimension. This TinyHong Kong Collection to be exhibited combined with images with AI algorithms highlight the meaning of the art world from his eyes.
It’s fun to try and error many times in this experimental process with the mixture of technology and Art. It is not perfect, but the imperfection made it Art.
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