2019 / February
Lee Shan Wei /photos courtesy of Ko Hung-tu /tr. by Phil Newell
Ko Hung-tu, an old painter who claims not to have much experience, works tirelessly with his brush to convey his appreciation of life. A leader in the design field, he has persevered in pursuing his childhood dream. His remarkably lifelike works record the most beautiful moments experienced by living beings. Active in design and education for half a century, at each turn in his path, from textile patterns, to advertising, to postage stamps, to packaging design, he has used aesthetically ambitious depictions and shown eye-catching cultural creativity. Ko Hung-tu uses his brush to channel the happiness of doing whatever he pleases, and uses his own vocabulary to portray the precious moments of the land he loves.