© Chul-Hyun Ahn. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Tunnel
Date: 2008
Medium: Cinder blocks, lights, and mirrors
Dimensions: 24 1/4 × 66 3/8 × 66 1/4 in. (61.6 × 168.6 × 168.3 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds donated by Martha and Donald DeWees Foundation, 2011
Object Number: 2011-21
About: Using ordinary fluorescent tubing, mirrors, and plywood, Chul-Hyun Ahn constructs a dizzying illusion that creates an infinitely deep space for contemplation, reflecting his interest in Zen Buddhism. Ahn began exploring geometry while training as a painter in his native Korea. An interest in three-dimensionality led him to incorporate some of the devices used by the 1960s Minimalists and light artists, such as the grid, basic shapes, and industrially-produced materials.
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