|▲ Ahn Nam-sook, CEO of Ahn Nam Sook Gallery & Myeongpoom Art|
Artist Ahn Nam-sook is famous for her work <Fan Drawing of Hope> in which she experimented on the Korean paper fan with western style colors to create a unique style. As a proven artist in technique and depiction, she has displayed 22 portrait works at various art exhibitions. Also as a versatile artist, she took a master’s course in oriental painting and a doctoral in science of arts. It is interesting to know that she changed her region to Buddhism from Christianity in order to deepen her knowledge in oriental painting. She tried to shift nature to the human societies and use flowers, butterflies, birds and fish as symbols of men. She puts lotus, for example, as the center of the subject and reflects a bird in the sky into a pond where fish freely swim underneath; it is the harmony of the sky, earth and men. Ahn is a woman of passion and good heart: she has organized free exhibitions for 15 of her pupils for the last three years, painted 100 portraits for free and donated 20 of her works to University of Brain Education. She also carried out a number of free mural works for local buildings with her pupils. Ahn values highly of humanitarianism and of pouring her truthfulness in her works since technique itself cannot touch the hearts of viewers. For this reason, she explains about the work or the story of the work to the person who bought it in order to deliver more of her intention and meaning. Art for Ahn is not a world of hermits but must be a communication with the people in daily life. September this year, Ahn is joining an exhibition and a creative musical commemorating General Sin Sung-gyeom. The musical listed its name in the fourteen must-see musicals and Daegu City is to give support while Ahn directs the art from stage and background. She is determined to create something great by making the most of her experience in drawing a large sized work (17m x 9m) that took her 3 months before. If you don’t have any particular plan this autumn yet, seeing an exhibition and a musical at once can be a good idea.
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