|My experimentation with photography ignited during my years in high school. There I came to a realization of how powerful photography can be as a medium to capture and preserve fleeting, irretrievable moments of our daily lives and the natural environment around us. This realization is apparent in many of my black and white photography prints.|
Hing Kur came to Vermont in 1985 as a child, after surviving the atrocity that took place in Cambodia. The drastic migration from Southeast Asian tropics to the snowy mountains of Vermont was a life changing experience for him and his family. But the peaceful beauty of the Green Mountains captivated them and they knew that they could make Vermont their new home, a new beginning. Hing attended school in Colchester, Vermont, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology from the University of Vermont.
Hing's passion for the visual and graphic arts started at the young age of eight. This early interest launched his foundation as a landscape and portrait painter. Past childhood experiences taught him that everything changes with time, and our lives are strings of snap shots of moments that can never be brought back if they are not preserved. He believes that memories can fade, but through lenses and brushes of an artist they can be revitalized and those precious moments can be experienced over and over again. Today, Hing strives to capture those ephemeral slices of time through his paintings and photography.
This artist resides in Essex.