CHUL HYUN AHN
Railroad Nostalgia
, 2012
Artist Proof #2
plywood, LED lights, railroad tracks & ties, hardware, mirrors
100 x 144 x 41.5 inches
Collection of the artist
Courtesy of C. Grimaldis Gallery

Chul Hyun Ahn: New Light 

October 24, 2020 – April 30, 2021

This fall, the museum will offer an exciting exhibition of the Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn. Ahn (born in Busan, South Korea, 1971) creates mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space. Drawing from Op Art and light-and-space traditions, as well as theories of the subconscious, the Baltimore artist explores the immersive, illusory possibilities of reflection. Ahn is a member of a group of young light artists, including Olafur Eliasson, Ivan Navarro, Spencer Finch, and Leo Villareal. Educated at the Chugye University for the Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Ahn creates meditations on Zen notions of the infinite and the void which distinguishes Ahn’s oeuvre from other artists working with light. His creations result in objects that look like portals extending deep into uncharted spaces. Ahn has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally and is included in numerous private and public collections in Paris, Karlsruhe, Seoul, Istanbul and Dubai.