허갑원 회원의 그림전시회 소식을 여기에 옮겼씁니다.
아울러, 안타까운 소식은 우리 서바스 행사(2012년 경주대회)에 기고해 주셨던 Jonh Redmond 기자가 지난 5월 12일 귀가길 갑자기 쓰러져 이땅을 떠나셨습니다. 삼가 고인의 명복을 빕니다. 이글은 Jonh Redmond 기자의 마지막 쓴 글로써 지난 5월 10일 koreatimes 에 게재된 글입니다. 감사합니다.
By John Redmond
Korean artist and poet Rani is exhibiting her works based on a recent trip to North Africa until May 1 at Scalatium Artspace in Gangnam, southern Seoul.
The Busan native and former nurse, also known as Huh Kab-won, has spent many years traveling and exploring themes of togetherness and trust through her poetry.
Titled "Chamago Rock and in the Sahara Desert" the current exhibition sees Rani utilizing the mediums of oil painting, screen printing and digital photography to bring together the old and the new.
While most of the exhibition is focused on the Sahara and Morocco which she visited last year, the artist also included works from an earlier sojourn to China, reflecting the lives of villagers in the remote mountainous forested regions of western Hubei.
"My aim is to represent the people in a natural state, working together with nature," Rani said.
"Man helps nature and nature helps man. No matter how beautiful nature is, it is not as beautiful as human love."
The artist also met up with old friends in Morocco.
"I have many Facebook friends in Morocco from my nursing days," Rani said.
"I spent about three weeks getting to know the local people and understanding the culture and Islam."
While reflecting on the peace and serenity of customers chatting at coffee shops amid bustling city streets, the artist contrasts these with the vastness of the Sahara, giving the desert an almost unearthly, barren, infinite landscape.
"In Korea, there is no desert. I tried to bring that sense of isolation back with me," Rani said.
After having worked in hospitals for 37 years, the artist published her first book of poetry in 1999, following that closely with a volume of spoken word CDs.
This was followed by her love of art and philosophy.
"I started with poetry, and then I drew a picture of it. Now I draw my thoughts and philosophy," she said.
These days spending more time traveling, Rani says she is led by inspiration and willingness to communicate.
The exhibition is free and open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Visit scalatium.com for more information.
(아래 사진 허갑원 회원)