BALTIMORE, MD - C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Light/Continuum, a solo exhibition of works by Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn. As an investigation of infinite space, Ahn uses light, color, and illusion to immerse his viewers in deep landscapes that bridge the gap between the conscious and subconscious.
Chul Hyun Ahn constructs illusionistic environments, providing a space for contemplation. His sculptures urge 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 practice of meditation into an art of light, space, and technology, enticing the viewer to look deeply into his frame of environments. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. The notion of the void distinguishes his work amid the vast panoply of ways that artists have used light as a medium since the experiments of the 1920s and particularly since the 1960s.
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 /Continuum will be on view from January 23 through February 29, 2020. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 23, 6 - 8 pm. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.