C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Light Drawings, a solo exhibition of works by Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn where light, color, and illusion create immersive spaces that bridge the gap between the conscious and subconscious.
In Light Drawings, Ahn scratches into the back of the mirror layer to create line-based, abstract images instead of allowing the construction of lights themselves to form that image revealing his painterly hand. Mesmerizing, mysterious, and meditative elements draw viewers into space, while illusionistic environments provide a space for contemplation.
Light boxes glow with geometric forms and recede like portals into the distance urging the viewer to consider man’s boundless ability for physical and spiritual travel while exploiting notions of infinity and the poetics of emptiness. Ahn has translated geometric painting and the Zen meditation practice into an art of light, space, and technology, enticing the viewer to look deeply into his frame of environments.
Chul Hyun Ahn is an artist of international acclaim, with works in numerous public and private collections, including the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Hearst Foundation, Movado Group, the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation, Delaware Art Museum, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Palm Springs Art Museum. Ahn participated in Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 in collaboration with La Prairie, Switzerland. He lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, and has been represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery since 2002.
Chul Hyun Ahn: Light Drawings will be on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery from January 27, 2022, through March 5, 2022. A reception will take place on Saturday, January 29, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
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