|▲ 구르는 돌(Rolling Stone #425), Acrylic on paper, 150×215㎝, 2018|
However, the 2006 individual exhibition ‘A Situation’ is different from Ahn’s previous works. To begin with, the series guarantees an important position by creating a pathway for the artist’s most recent style of work.4)
The series <Signal Situations> contains a signal of change, where the core becomes internal rather than external, the enlightened position, where positivism and reason are the mainstay, becomes a sense of experience in the form of empiricism, and intellectualism turns into emotionalism. These variations are the pillars of the artist’s current work.
While it is still true that the net of private-public relations felt from the subway landscape, the traces of daily life that are associated with oneself, and the absolute belief in a single blade of grass are being kept intact, but it is difficult to deny that Ahn(서양화가 안준섭, 안준섭 작가,Ahn Junseop,Artist Ahn Junseop,painter Ahn Junseop) has gained a tendency to focus on emotions and sentiments rather than strong and definite shapes in his previous work.
|▲ 구르는 돌(Rolling Stone #390) Acrylic on paper, 100×70.5㎝, 2018|
Moreover, from this point on, images are more abstract except for some human forms, and due to the exclusion of footnotes, lines, colors and faces are held as the main form. Previous rough screens are changed to be in a relatively more orderly manner and tend to be less descriptive and more dependent on instinct.
This is a distinctly different aspect compared to visual language, as well as works presented at the 1996 Insa Gallery recommendation exhibition, and later works at the “Sowal of the Place” (2007), “See the World on the Ground” (2009), and “Little Single” (2010).
△Hong Kyunghan│Art critic
4) Although land and stone, nature and daily routines, and scenery of which all
were used as subjects in the Flow series, the 2009 exhibition “View the World on
the Ground,” and the 2010 exhibition “Little Single,” still appear in the mid-to late
2000s, his paintings published in 2006 are more than mere abstracts and are headed for a kind of continuous rhythm.