|▲ 고뇌 2013, 캔버스에 유화, 91×72.7㎝(Anguish 2013, Oil on canvas, 91×72.7㎝)|
He clearly knows the character of oriental aesthetic which does not become fully revealed, but is hidden mildly to be a glow of beauty. His indirect expression, unlike the common direct opinion, can linger enough. He is clearly well aware of the effect.
For instance, his nude paintings even show a lack of body hair. It tells that he intentionally avoids to create an aggressive and challenging image. Koo’s(ARTIST KOO CHA SOONG,具滋勝,서양화가 구자승,구자승 작가,구자승 화백,KOO CHA SOONG) nude paintings are thus remarkably reduced of sexual attraction.
|▲ 누드 2010, 캔버스에 유화, 162×130.3㎝(The Nude 2010, Oil on canvas, 162×130.3㎝)|
The time the viewer takes to luxuriate them antithetically increases since it would offer comfort to see. A painting with the naked body has been rarely relaxing for the people in oriental culture, especially when a nude faces directly and exposes hair.
△Shin Hang-Sub/Art Critic