AHN Chang Hong
AHN Chang Hong (b.1952), who is strengthening his position in the South Korean contemporary art history, has been putting a portrayal of modern history in Korea into art based upon records of individuals. Representing the phases of the times, his works show the tragic aspects of the korean history such as the Japanese occupation period, the negative effects of Capitalism in South korea, and the wound from the absurd society. This social consideration of his art works is ultimately extended to the existential matters called “life and death”.
He was awarded for <10st Lee In Sung Cultural Foundation Award, 2009>, <The 25th Lee Jung Seob Art Award, 2013> and earlier achieved international recognition with an award for <Special Prize of Judge in the Cagne International Fine Art Competition (France),1989>. His works are also in the collection of all major art museums such as MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea), SeMA(Seoul Museum of Art) and BMA (Busan Museum of Art).