Irene Kung achieved her early success as an artist known principally for still life painting. In recent years she has expanded her repertoire to include photography and has made a dramatic entry into the field. Her work has primarily been directed at depicting striking and beautiful architectural monuments, or fragments thereof, in Europe and the United States. The finished images are of a textural subtlety that sets them apart from the mainstream of contemporary photography. This book is her first monograph.
Irene Kung was born in Switzerland, she studied visual arts and began hes career as a painter soon established itself, from Italy, as one of the most interesting artistic personalities of the international scene. Inrecent years she has worked more and more with photography. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in major galleries and museums, including Photographica Fine Art Gallery in Lugano, Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia in Milan, Museo di arte contemporanea Pescheria of Pesaro, Goedhuis Contemporary in London and New York, Galleria Bonomo of Bari and Rome. It is also present in major international exhibitions of art as Paris Photo (Paris), Art Fair (Bologna), Altissima (Turin), Art Basel (Miami Beach).