Choi Xooang

Born in 1975 - South Korea


Xooang Choi began to be recognized from the early 2000’s for his miniature figurative sculptures made of
painted polymer clay. Since 2007 his work has been enlarged in its scale, which gave more presence to his
sculpture - as if a living object staged in space.
Choi’s work is distinguished for its hyper-realistic technique of portraying human bodies and its powerful
metaphors contained therein. Figures and body parts in his work are distorted, exaggerated, abbreviated or
mutilated, participating in a certain action or composing a certain structure. The artist portrays facets of human
relations and contemporary psychology including society’s pathological state, gender politics, communication
(or its absence), and isolation, oppression or anxiety of an individual devastated in the homogenized, uniform
social structure. Remarkably delicate in detail yet also disturbing - even macabre, images of his work comprise
a metaphor expressed in human bodies, their gestures and looks –at once extremely realistic and surrealistic
– reflecting the artist’s acerbic observations and commentary on society. His sculptures that reveal mental
maladies of contemporary people - lost; deficient; paranoid; and deprived of free will-, and violence hidden
beneath the rationality of society expand to explore ontological questions about human existence and identity.

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Solo Exhibitions
The blind for the blind - galerie Albert Benamou, Paris
Fake Plastic Trees, SPACE CAN & Old House, Seoul
The human emotion unveiled, galerie albert benamou, Paris
The Pruritus, Dukwon gallery, Seoul
Solo Show, Gallery LVS, Seoul
Solo Show, Galerie Albert Benamou
Solo Show, Galerie Albert Benamou
Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs
«Illusion and Fantasy» Musée National d’Art Modern et Contemporain, Séoul
10 Février - 6 Mai 2015
From Korea, ArtSeasons, Beijing
55 Contemporary Artsits selected by the Critic, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul
From Korea, ArtSeasons, Singapore
The Battle of Taste, Part II, Sangsangmadang, Seoul
BBEULJIT, Alternative Space ChungJeongGak, Seoul
The Vegetative State, Gallery LM, Seoul
Critical Mass, KwanHoon Gallery, Seoul
Neo Utopia, KwanHoon Gallery, Seoul
Berlin Art Fair, Alexander Oak Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Vanitas, Espacesol, Seoul
The Shopping, Alternative space Kyul, Che-ju
Media Scene in Seoul - Merz’s Room., Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Lilliput in me, Mushrom Arts, New York
The Power Of Imagenation, Korea University Museum, Seoul
Speaking Of Young Artists, Suggestion Of Critics, Project Space Zip, Seoul
City_net Asia 2005, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
The Magic Of Art, Gallery Chosunilbo, Seoul
Funny Sculpture and Funny Painting, Gallery Sejul, Seoul
The Five Senses, University Museum of Fine Art, Hong-ik National University, Seoul
O’pink, Space Phil, Seoul
Nano in young artist, Alternative space LOOP, Gallery Ssamji, Seoul
Distructive characters (6artists & 1intruder), Kwan Hoon gallery,

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Choi Xooang


118 x 49 x 45 Cm

65 000 €
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