Calligraphy and Painting Works by Hung Ken-Shen
Hung Ken-Shen's artwork moved gradually away from modern ink landscapes to explorations of human nature and the pursuit of artistic freedom. He used signs and symbols to explore the metropolitan personality, regional and cultural themes, and current conditions in Taiwan. He also created “black moods,” which he had reduced from the heavy, twisting, densely-woven lines of color for his earlier work. Moreover, his art practice also shifted away from ink toward multimedia so that he could more effectively present a mourning feeling that emerged out of his concerns for culture and the land.