Gu NaYoung
< Flowing woods >
Oriental ink, acrylic on Hanji
23.5×48cm
2016

(Hanji : Traditional Korean paper handmade from mulberry trees)


구나영
< 흐르는 숲 >
한지에 먹과 아크릴
23.5×48cm
2016




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Artist : Gu NaYoung

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★ Solo Exhibition :

* 2017. 9. 17 - 9. 30

* Make Gallery (Seoul, Korea)





[ 개인전 소식 ]

* 구나영 개인전

* 일정 : 2017. 9. 17 - 9. 30

* 장소 : 메이크 갤러리 (서울)





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Art Fair :

* KIAF 2017 (Korea International Art Fair)

* 2017. 9. 21 - 9. 24

* COEX (Seoul, Korea)

* Gallery Gabi

 

[아트페어 참여소식]

* 키아프 2017 (한국 국제 아트페어)

* 일정 : 2017. 9. 21 - 9. 24

* 장소 : 코엑스

* 부스 : 갤러리가비






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Gu NaYoung
< Flowing woods >
Oriental ink on Hanji
86×97m
2016

구나영
< 흐르는 숲 >
한지에 먹
86×97m
2016

One by one
I place the sparkles upon the waves.

They rise, break
and twinkle within the heart.

Gu NaYoung

 

Subtle brushstrokes render the ‘spectrum of emotions’ as if calming and stroking the heart. Staring at the white paper in silence, I submerge my emotions. In the emptied mind arise inspirations. Breathing with paper and brush as if to catch my breath, the canvas is already filled with an ideal landscape before one realizes it is done so.

Innumerable ink lines drawn and connected with one another on hanji (traditional Korean paper handmade from mulberry trees) form tree branches, the branches gather to become trees, and the trees come together to make a forest of ‘coexistence’. Tree patterns drawn with Oriental ink overlap one another and melt on the canvas to create forms in motion. Distinctive sensibilities and techniques convey the joys and sorrows of life and inspirations gained from daily experiences, which allude to trees and forests.

Flowing Woods is a work inspired by the ocean. Emotions and memories deeply immanent in the mind overlap the afterimages of the ocean. ‘One by one I place the sparkles upon the waves. They rise, break and twinkle within the heart.’ Then they become a forest and flow away.

The imaginary forest called ‘Timbuktu’ that appears in several works of mine may appear to be a familiar landscape. Yet it does not exist in reality, and hence it actually is an unfamiliar one. It is also a place that exists in my mind, which is the closest to me; yet at the same time a distant place that I cannot reach. Through the Timbuktu forest, I sometimes represent reality, and sometimes depict an ideal landscape to escape to. But one thing is clear: whether my mind was full of anguish or was in peace before holding the brush, my work always becomes ‘a time for healing’. I just hope to share the positive energy dissolved into each piece with as many people as possible. And I wish it could be a time to reflect back on the feelings deposited inside of us.



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