|▲ Life drawing 2006, 종이에 콘테, 47×63㎝(Life drawing 2006, Conte on paper, 47×63㎝)|
Generally, there is two methods to express a person's thought or the idea through the artwork. One is the reality, and another is the abstract. The former is to compose and express the form of nature in sight. On the other hand, the latter is to create the universal shape by finding the geometric figure of the object or the world.
With several expressions that invented throughout the age, these methods was used since human history had continued. They coexist in every period; furthermore, they are basic visual structure of the human beings.
The question is why they becomes the reality or the abstract. According to certain opinions, realistic aesthetics might be developed when people lived happily.
|▲ Drawing 2007, 종이에 콘테, 73×50㎝ Drawing(2007, Conte on paper, 73×50㎝)|
On the contrary, abstract beauty could be advanced when they spent their time miserably. Without considering the influence of the period, a person who might keep happiness inside can be realistic; a person who might feel depressed or contemplative can be abstract.
The artist Koo, Cha-Soong thus lives with extreme happiness and has been following the way of the reality that he recreates nature and the object. Many artists have reached the top in the field of realistic art.
Artists like Chardin and Velazquez attained the stage of conception's way beyond the level humanity could earn. For Koo(ARTIST KOO CHA SOONG,具滋勝,서양화가 구자승,구자승 작가,구자승 화백,KOO CHA SOONG), it cannot easy to keep his path without being struck down in the era of contemporary art.
△Lee Kyung-Sung | Former Director, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; Art Critic