¿De verdad has abandonado tu niñez? Ahn Sun Mi lo duda

Las fotografías de Ahn Sun Mi sorprenden por la sutil combinación de adolescencia y sensualidad. Imágenes que rozan lo poético y lo intangible para demostrarnos que se puede sentir al mismo tiempo como niño y como adulto, que la inocencia no está reñida con la voluptuosidad.
De la misma forma, sus autorretratos, para los que muchas veces utiliza la doble exposición, reconvierten el sueño, lo retuercen y lo hacen más onírico si cabe, jugando con el espectador, invitándole a pensar en su propia fragilidad, mientras una amalgama de texturas envuelve sus sentidos; suaves tonalidades que, en ocasiones, rompe con un vivaz contraste.
Y con todo, en su obra vemos lo que para muchos supone el complejo paso de la niñez a la edad adulta, terrores buscados, descubrimientos diarios, impensada dualidad, sexualidad a flor de piel, crecimiento…. ¿realmente queremos abandonar ese estado?

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Ahn Sun Mi, a South Korea-born artist, digitally manipulates her entire body to create self-portraits that somehow add more honesty and vulnerability, instead of covering up truth. Sun Mi’s work proves that there’s no end to our complexity, as she examines her own endless facets. Even when the work contains multiple versions of the same body part, the result is something new each time. Sun Mi’s digital collages can reflect as much as strength as fragility, as much boldness as confinement. These are ideas she’s been developing since the mid-2000s, when she moved to France to attend the Academy of Fine Arts. In a statement, Sun Mi talks about why she decided to focus on creating self-portraits, first sprouting from a sense of isolation in a new place: “I wanted to understand myself, [but] at the same time, I didn’t want to escape reality. I felt like a child inside but who acted like a grown-up.”

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These dream-like images have garnered fans across the world for Sun Mi. She’s had solo shows at La Loo & Lou Gallery and Visionairs Gallery in Paris, and Catherine Ahnell Gallery in New York, where she also took part in the popular The Year Of The Woman group exhibition this year. In a twist, it would appear that many can relate to the isolation that spurred Sun Mi’s stirring portraits.

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