C. Grimaldis Gallery
Chul Hyun Ahn Railroad (Curve to the Left)
Annette Sauermann Light Transformer (Transport of Light), Wall Relief, 2 Parts
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn investigates infinite space through his use of light, color, and illusion. His interest in the gap between the conscious and subconscious compels him to construct illusionistic environments, providing a space for contemplation. Ahn’s sculpture urges the viewer to consider man’s boundless ability for physical and spiritual travel while exploiting notions of infinity and the poetics of emptiness.
Ahn has translated geometric painting and the Zen practice of meditation into an art of light, space, and technology, enticing the viewer to look deeply into his frame of environments. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. The notion of the void distinguishes his work amid the vast panoply of ways that artists have used light as a medium since the experiments of the 1920s and particularly since the 1960s.
Chul Hyun Ahn is an artist of international acclaim, with works in numerous public and private collections including the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Hearst Foundation, Movado Group, the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation, Delaware Art Museum, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Palm Springs Art Museum. He lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland and has been represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery since 2002.
Annette Sauermann creates architectural sculptures, drawings, and wall pieces that feature ambient light as material. As sunlight slowly shifts throughout the day, Sauermann’s acrylic sculptures adapt and react seamlessly. These transitions express how natural light acts as a constant covert companion in our everyday lives. She considers space as a part of the work she creates. Sauermann respects architectural individuality, strengthens it, even. The theoretical basis has given rise to an oeuvre that is both formally and technically uncompromising and richly varied in its artistic aspects.
Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Germany
Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch Germany
Museum Biedermann Art.Plus, Donaueschingen, Germany
The Agathe and Maximilian Weidhaupt Collection, Munich, Germany
Schroth Collection, Soest, Germany
Foundation Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany