Ahn Mal-gum's atypical artwork with a unique sense of form
Atypical beauty created by a unique sense of form Ahn Mal-geum's work
The rhythmic beauty that is a prominent feature of Ahn's work can be traced back to Van Gogh.
Of course, compared to Van Gogh's work, it shows a completely different visual image.
Ahn has been fascinated by Van Gogh's work since she started studying art in earnest. She could not suppress the excitement in his heart whenever he saw a painting by Van Gogh, and in the early days, she even imitated the artist.

The rhythmic movement that is a prominent feature of Ahn's work can be traced back to Van Gogh's work. Of course, compared to Van Gogh's work, it shows a completely different visual image. That is, by drawing inspiration from Van Gogh, she created sculptural features that are different from Van Gogh's technique.

Ahn's work is divided into portraits and holy landscapes.
The rhythm of the twisted and winding lines in the interpretation of the forms of plants and trees catches the eye. It is an atypical form of interpretation. The stems of the plants have a winding shape that looks like a dance. This is the artist's own individual sculptural language, created through the expression of deformation or distortion. There is a visual pleasure that is not found in realistic forms.

<Whether it's the lily of the valley, a field of sorghum, a dreaming tree, or a thistle, the sculptural variations evoke pleasant emotions in us. Her sense of dance-like, rhythmic shapes is the magic of composition that his aesthetic sense has found. By filling the background with a touch of dynamic images, the entire screen is filled with a sense of movement.

The portraits are visually stable with a relatively moderate sense of form. It is not a portrait, but a narrative painting that harmonizes figures and landscapes. A momentary scene related to childhood memories is expressed like a fairy tale or a story.
The painting of a girl walking with a white goat and carrying a fruit gourd on her head is an exquisite blend of landscape and figure. The spatial expression is effective in emphasizing the figure's presence, with a winding country road providing a good perspective. There is a sense of dynamism in the way the girl's skirt flutters in the wind. As the figure and the winding country road recede, all the shapes in the distance, the mountains, the church, and the sky, become dynamic. As a result, there is a dynamic energy that emanates from the painting itself. When I come face to face with his paintings, I feel as if a bright, cheerful, agitated energy is coming into me.
Over the past several years, Ahn began painting religious paintings related to his faith. Her paintings are a testimony of his faith, reflecting the emotions she feels through meditation on the Word and worship.
<As a series of titles such as "Adam and Eve," "Baby Jesus and the Virgin Mary," and "The Passion of the Christ" suggest, it is a sanctification that symbolizes the life of Christ. The figures in his holy paintings are not all from the place where Christ was born but faces that can be seen in his own realistic life space, which is to say Korean faces. For him, Christ is not a figure from a particular place or a particular time, but rather the reality of his own life. Christ's existence is a spiritual object that transcends time and space, and she accepts it as manifest in his mind as well as in the space of his own life.
Although it follows the stylistic order of a portrait with the figure in the center, it is firmly stylized as a religion by placing symbolic images of Christianity such as the cross, lilies, doves, and fish on the periphery.
Ahn's works are original, beautiful, and intense, unlike any other painter. Her art is rhythmic, powerful, and full of life.

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