|▲ 유목동물+인간 2009-2, 2009, 한지에 수묵채색 및 아크릴, 162×122cm/Nomadic Animals+Human 2009-2, 2009, ink, pigment and acrylic on hanji, 162×122cm|
Hur’s paintings loaded with multifarious meanings and images represent a variety of aspects and trends. In his works anonymous humans and animals intermingle with one another, thickly and sparsely applied ink appears intense in accordance with color, and landscapes modified by his own distinctive id-ioms based on traditional landscape painting unfurl.
His paintings that unfold diverse subject matter and narratives without reserve are not only fragments of reality but also resemble something symbolic. While his paintings touch on extremely classical motifs such as anonymous humans, animals and land\-scapes, they are very intriguing since we feel like we are watching a perfor\-mance on stage while seeing his works.
|▲ 유목동물+인간-문명 2009-28, 2009, 한지에 수묵채색, 112×145.5cm/Nomadic Animals+Human-Civilization 2009-28, 2009, ink and pigment on hanji, 112×145.5cm|
They seem to convey potent messages as an accuser while entertaining our eyes with feelings of pure form and autonomy that stimulate our emotions. This aspect is the magnetism of his(ARTIST HUR JIN,許塡,허진 작가,한국화가 허진,HUR JIN,허진 교수,허진 화백,A Painter HUR JIN) art.
The moist sense of color imbued in each element is keen enough to stir our five senses. Above all else, his images capturing the looks and features of various humans and animals appear beautiful and innocent, departing from their philosophical art aspects.
△By Chang Jun-seok, Art Critic & Ph.D. in Literature