Kung is interested in the emotive resonance that grows out of the act of seeing and remembering. He works with an evolving visual vocabulary informed by the cultural milieu, observations from the natural and man-made environments, and memories of his upbringing in multi-ethnic Singapore. Geometry and gestural mark-making are integral to Kung’s practice that is rooted in his training in art and architecture. Created out of a process that is part discovery and part invention, his layered paintings are inquiries into the relationship between light and shadow, depth and flatness, and movement and stillness.
Kung’s works are in private, corporate, and institutional collections, including The National Museum of Singapore and The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Born in Singapore, Kung studied art & architecture at the University of Houston and real estate at Cornell University. He lives and works in McLean, VA.