Choi Jeong-Hwa’s Doors art transforms downtown Seoul

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Friday 16 March 2012

How do you know what door to walk through when there are literally 10,000 doors on a building to choose from? Your average Joe might ask that question, but it’s clear that South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa is challenging the perception of art. Yet again. He’s a firm believer that art should engage with the greater population and that you can find Korean art outside of museums and galleries. So he stacked the brightly coloured recycled doors on top of each other on a 10-story high rise building in bustling downtown Seoul.

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Chung Sung-Myung

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 8 October 2010

South Korean artist Chung Sung-Myung’s unnerving figurative sculptures, all featuring his face, remind me of the work of Chinese Cynical Realists, but with less of a political bent and more of a magical, narrative feel. Interesting stuff.

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