Previously (previous post) we have posted about Choi Xoo Ang impressive hyper realism that surprises many readers and visitors of Choi exhibitions.This time we will show even more works from this artist that may surprise you. His dramatic sculptures have no boundries to try to show us his point of view.
Choi Xoo Ang creates figurative sculptures out of clay and resin that examines human rights, society’s pathological state, and sex and gender politics among other themes. The distorcion of the reality is something amazing in his work where you can feel a little of the real in the whole fantasy. Without boundries he creates pieces that you can’t be indifferent or even shoked.
His freakish figurative sculptures are mutilated or abbreviated. Merging unexpectedly, flesh is sewn together with ribbons, heads are plunged together to make one, a head is replaced with that of a hound or an ostrich and fists are plunged into backs of heads Ultimately, people are silenced and held captive by their condition.
Raw and cold, the works portray a bleak reality of the multiple facets of human relations and contemporary psychology. ”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 also explore ontological questions about human existence and identity,”. However, despite the horror displayed in his work, the artist isn’t a pessimist
He was first introduced to sculpture as he went to an arts high school. Sculpture is particularly interesting for him because it involves tangible material, dealing with an actual object. His sculpture might be seen as hyperrealism in terms of technique, however, what he expresses through it, is not reality itself. He distorts or exaggerate reality in order to express a certain phenomenon or status.
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