|▲ 자두2 2012, 캔버스에 유화, 65.2×53㎝(The peach 2012, Oil on canvas, 65.2×53㎝)|
However, they became to understand nature through their emotional response rather than adopting it; it changed the meaning of sketch. They did not attempt to understand their objects by the time of nature, but possess a self-centered view of the items based on their own sense of materials. Namely, the life time passes rapidly, thus the objects they saw were distorted to a certain extent.
|▲ 정물 2013, 캔버스에 유화, 116.7×91㎝(The stil life 2013, Oil on canvas, 116.7×91㎝)|
Therefore, it was quite surprising that they began to describe paused and dead objects rather than representing of living force in the outset of 20th century. The painting with non-movement objects has been called a still life. According to the term defined by Aristotle, it is not a artistic form imitating a part of nature, but an action of refusal against nature. Nevertheless, artists living in 20th century forced to copy nature in order to know it.
|▲ 한중미술전에서 운영위원장 인사말|
They had to stop nature which constantly changed throughout the time flew so fast. Therefore, it is understandable that they refused to imitate nature for comprehending it. However, their art works tended to materialism, and expanded their sights toward rigidly objectivity, i.g. Sachlichkeit. It started history of distorting them, thus the space became lifeless.
Koo’s(ARTIST KOO CHA SOONG,具滋勝,서양화가 구자승,구자승 작가,구자승 화백,KOO CHA SOONG) still lifes are surely needed to distinguish from materialism in the 20th Century.
△Park Yong-Sook|Art Critic