The art of CHOI XOO ANG

Choi Xoo Ang, nacido y residente en Seúl, es un artista medio surrealista medio hiperrealista que critica todo lo criticable en la sociedad a través de la propia figura humana. Sus esculturas de resina y arcilla, tan humanas, tan verosímiles y a la vez imposibles, asquean y atraen al mismo tiempo, pues son capaces de crear falsas realidades que distorsionan el fino velo que existe y separa al ente vivo observador de la escultura observada.



Is there a reference to South Korean culture or politics in your work? If so, what is being said?
When something looks wrong or sick in everyone’s view, it can be healed by collective efforts. There will be a solution. 
 South Korea achieved overwhelming economic progress in a short period of time. I always try to explore the relation between individuals and society in which they live. My sculptures consist of individuals displaying their own idiosyncratic traits. There are many signs of risks in our society, and I cannot help but feel that something’s strange or wrong. I’m much concerned about the condition of each individual.


Choi Xoo Ang 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. 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.


Miembros cercenados, cirugías imposibles, cuerpos que no acaban de serlo, homúnculos que sólo tienen ojos para ver u orejas para escuchar… La obra del escultor surcoreano Choi Xoo Ang cuestiona la misma noción de existir basándose en lo más universal que tenemos: nuestra carcasa. Una piel y unos huesos que en su obra siempre se muestran distorsionados, exagerados, o como salidos de una película de ciencia ficción con científicos locos.

This entry was published on October 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. It’s filed under Artists, Fine Arts, Installation, People, Sculpture and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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