The Amazing Xooang Choi
March 30, 2016 7:41 pm
Xooang Choi is a Korean artist, born in 1975 in South Korea. He received BFA in 2002, and MFA in 2005 in Sculpture, from the Seoul National University. Xooang Choi expertly sculpts the human anatomy, modifying its proportions to create disturbing works that unearth dark emotions.
HIS SCULPTURES WEAR POIGNANT EXPRESSIONS.
Their anger and frustration is written on their faces. The body itself is treated like a malleable sculpting medium in Choi’s marble-like, flesh-toned works. Body parts are isolated and taken out of context. Heads and hands are multiplied and used to create larger shapes. He shows us the realism of the human emotion frozen in an instant. The flow of life through polymer clay figures, breathes the difficult reality we face today if Man does not confront the outer world. Choi personifies what he feels inside canalized by every emotion in a multidimensional way. He works through the whole body or a part, focusing on the intensity of sensation as he crystallizes life filled with so much severity and darkness.
SKIN SPEAKS A LANGUAGE OF ITS OWN
His artistic intuition suggests that Man hides behind his body but that the soul is so powerful that skin speaks a language of its own, howling when it hurts and playful when peaceful. However, when continuously fighting against society and the burden of existence, the quintessence of numbed flesh dies even though the blood flows and the heart still beats.
HIS WORKS HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED IN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES IN SEOUL
such as The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gimhae Arts Centre, Seoul Museum of Art, Gwangiu Museum of Art and the Museum of Art Seoul National University, Dukwon Gallery, Doosan Art Center, Gallery Sangsangmadang, Alternative Space Choong Jung Gak, Kwan Hoon Gallery and Gallery Espace Sol. Internationally, Choi is taking his first steps into the contemporary art world in Paris, Beijing and Singapore.