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AN KWANG SIK

116.8x91.0, 50호, Oil, Stonpowder on canvas, 2022

Nature-diary

Nature-diary

90.9x72.7, 30호, Oil, Stonpowder on canvas, 2022

90.9x72.7, 30호, Oil, Stonpowder on canvas, 2022

Nature-memory

Nature-memory

160x80cm, Oil on canvas, 2018

Nature-memory

Nature-memory

160x80cm, Oil on canvas

Education
Graduated from the Western Painting Department of Daegu Arts University
Graduated from the Art Education Graduate School of Catholic University of Daegu

Teaching Experience
Daegu University, Daegu Arts University, Changsin University

Awards
2002     Young Artist Award, Korea Youth Biennale

Solo Exhibitions
2019     Nowhere Art Center (Seoul)
2018     Mian Gallery (Gimhae)
2017     Sunhwa Gallery (Seoul), OCI Gallery (Andong)
2016     Ain Gallery (Busan), Hyundai Art Center (Bundang), Space Namu (Yangsan)
2015     Handubyeon 1,2 Gallery (Ganghwado)
2014     Haewoon Art Gallery (Busan), Daebak Plaza VIP (Daegu)

Group Exhibitions
Blooming Exhibition (Sunhwa Gallery, Seoul)
Dandda 5-person Exhibition (Superior Gallery, Seoul)
Gift Exhibition (Sunhwa Gallery, Seoul). Etc.

Art Fairs
London Affordable Art Fair (London)
Singapore Affordable Art Fair (Singapore)
Seoul Affordable Art Fair (DDP, Seoul)
Daegu Art Fair (EXCO, Daegu)
Taipei Revolution Art Fair (Tread Center, Taiwan)
europ'art'09 Geneva Art Fair (PALEXPO, Geneva, Switzerland)
Western Art Show (Western Gallery, LA)
Chennai Art Fair (India)
Shanghai Art Fair (Shanghai Expo, China)
Hong Kong Contemporary Hotel Art Fair (Park Lane, Hong Kong)
ICEC-Contemporary Istanbul (Turkey, Istanbul). Etc.

Artist Introduction
Artist Ahn Kwang-sik bases his work on Eastern sentiments, aiming to develop and enhance Korean imagery through white color, moon jars, and wildflowers. He seeks to naturally depict memories and reminiscences through space and emptiness. To express profound sentiment, he applies layers of thin Hanji paper, repeating the process of applying and scraping off layers about ten times. After completing this foundational work, he erases everything using a specially made stone powder solution, reminiscent of recalling memories. Then, he repeats the process of refining memories one by one through the dripping technique.

Artist's Note

I standing in the nature, never step up to it. I watch it from a distance and graze it by to be left as only light. "Sways. Suddenly. And grazes by." I search around for the border line and identification of my life and make a frame. I left the memory of the nature that the light produced on the screen. He remaining color faded to be near to achromatic color. It might be the color of Memory. It then is erased white. It may be the color I shall represent in the future. I do not also draw an object while seeing it. Depending only on the memory, I draw it as if singing. No problem if it is not so good. It is enough just to release the memory as if writing diary.

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