Represented by SHOUT Contemporary
Hung Keung (b.1970, Kunming, China) studied art in Hong Kong, Britain, Germany and Switzerland in his early years. He had taught in various education institutions in Denmark and USA, Australia and Canada, and engaged in residence programmes. Hung graduated in the Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Chinese University of Hong Kong and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom with a MA in Film and Video, and obtained his Ph.D (Digital media art & Chinese philosophy) from the Planetary Collegium, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland & University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. He had served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany. HUNG Keung is currently Associate Professor of the Education University of Hong Kong. He has won various scholarship and awards, including DAAD Scholarship, Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council (ACC), Best Short Ambient Video Award (BBC British Film Festival), Best of EMAF (European Media Art
Festival, Germany), Achievement Award of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards from the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2009.
Since 1995, Hung Keung delves in the creation of experimental short films, video art, new media art, and studies of Chinese philosophy and aesthetics. In 2005, HUNG Keung founded innov+media lab (imhk lab), focusing on new media art and design research in relation to Chinese philosophy and interactivity, and the explorations of interactive softwares and applications.
In recent years, Hung concentrates in synthesizing religion, nature and the inner mind of humankind, and emulates the interactivity and capability of philosophies, landscapes, time and space in contemporary and new media art. His work Dao Gives Birth to One originates from the philosophy “One (the origin) comes from Dao (The Great Way of Universe)” in which he transforms, decompose and recompose Chinese characters and calligraphic strokes, sometimes gathering, sometimes disperse, sometimes large and sometimes small, to emulate the eternal and ever-changing state of nature and the universe. Viewers could also engage in this digital creation by his posing and gestures to modulate the visuals. Four Seasons: Falling Flowers + Drifting Clouds (2022 version) in the present exhibition illustrate his alternative transformation the configurations of flowers and characters in different time and space in the four seasons, explores the mystic state of life in nature with a touch of the aesthetic of Chinese ink art and flower painting.
Grain Rain (榖雨) Prints