|▲ 소머리 있는 정물 2012, 캔버스에 유화, 91×72.7㎝(The Still life with Cow Atom 2012, Oil on canvas, 91×72.7㎝)|
He would often keep an attitude to stop the rapidly passing time and carefully look into the unstable objects accurately like seeing through a magnifier. This attitude seemed to be the same context of the thoughts that repeating same words as tautology.
However, his still lifes imply his will, generally disinterested in dailiness of the life; it is also similar to his landscapes or figures created starkly and desolately as objectivism artworks.
|▲ 자두 2014, 캔버스에 유화, 60.6×50㎝(The plum 2014, Oil on canvas, 60.6×50㎝)|
It is not accidental to remind intellectualism, adhered by the Ancient greek artists, while admiring his paintings. Zeuxis, a greek artist, described a portraiture of a boy having grapes in his hand.
In the meantime, a flying bird approached to his painting and attempted pecking at the grapes in boy’s hand. For birds, the grapes were reflected as if they were real fruits.
|▲ 서양화가 구자승, 서양화가 장지원 부부. 자택에서의 한 때. <여성중앙 2010년 11월호 수록. 사진=작가제공>|
This story is alike the episode of Solgur, a great artist of Silla Dynasty in the past; it is also remarkable that the painted objects might let them look vivid. The grapes seemed to be real, even though it is contradictory that the boy with the fruits was not able to be seen.
Nevertheless, non-natural object should be distinguished from natural one if anyone tries to describe nature lively. It is the reason why Zeuxis’s painting hints at intellectualism as Koo’s(ARTIST KOO CHA SOONG,具滋勝,서양화가 구자승,구자승 작가,구자승 화백,KOO CHA SOONG) still lifes.
△Park Yong-Sook|Art Critic