Chul Hyun Ahn

Forever and ever

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Chul Hyun Ahn is a member of a group of young light artists including Olafur Eliasson, Ivan Navarro, Spencer Finch, and Leo Villareal. Ahn creates meditations on zen notions of the infinite and the void which distinguishes Ahn’s oeuvre from other artists working with light. Ahn’s multiple on-going sculpture series including “Forked Series” and “Tunnel Series” systematically explore the limitations of space and optics. Hilarie M. Sheets, contributing editor of ARTnews who also writes regularly for The New York Times, Art In America, and Art + Auction, said his work is “At once thrilling and ominous, it suggests a rabbit hole to another world—underwater, outer space, afterlife—or journey to the unknown, the kind of leap of faith involved in the artist’s own passage to an unfamiliar country and language.”As a pillar in the resurgence of light art, “Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space.”  Ahn lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland where he is represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery.

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