|▲ 사각 탁자 위의 정물 2007, 캔버스에 유화, 72×72㎝(The Still life on the A square table 2007, Oil on canvas 72×72㎝)|
In fact, still life pictures emerged as a new genre of the art in the early 20th century.
Generally, it is called a still life painting with a scene depicted of a flower vase or an apple placing on the table. Nevertheless, the painting with inanimate objects has been called ‘still life.’
|▲ Ifor의 갈망 2008, 캔버스에 유화, 140×200㎝(The Longing of Ifor 2008, Oil on canvas, 140×200㎝)|
It can be explained as the state of tranquility, inactivity and silence. It would be defined as a painting of dead objects eventually.
|▲ 술병과 자두 2005, 캔버스에 유화, 72.7×60.6㎝(The bottles and plum 2005, Oil on canvas, 72.7×60.6㎝)|
His still life paintings can be also regarded simply as the picture represented dead objects artistically. It causes the question; why does he have to describe a dead object instead of a living one?
|▲ 과일이 있는 정물 2008, 캔버스에 유화, 73×53㎝(The still life with fruit 2008, Oil on canvas, 73×53㎝)|
Yet it might be improper to ask since he(ARTIST KOO CHA SOONG,具滋勝,서양화가 구자승,구자승 작가,구자승 화백,KOO CHA SOONG) intends to stop the animating objects in a moment of time that flows rapidly.
△Park Yong-Sook|Art Critic