Los Angeles-based painter Young-Il Ahn (b. 1934) is renowned for his intricate, large-scale, meticulous abstract works exploring his relationship with beauty, nature, and music. His paintings—specifically his Water paintings—are associated with Dansaekhwa, an aesthetic position specific to Korea that expresses natural processes through a mostly monochromatic palette. As a Korean-born painter working in the US, Ahn is unique among Dansaekhwa artists. His diverse subject matters include music and musicians, animals, California beach culture, and issues surrounding formal questions of color and space.
This catalogue was published in connection with Young-Il Ahn's 2018 exhibition at Kavi Gupta Elizabeth St.
Texts by Phillip Barcio and the artist.
Published by Kavi Gupta, 2018, softcover, 100 pages, 11 x 8.75 inches.