Born in 1961 in Seoul, Korea. Choi graduated from Hongik University Department of Painting, and is now one of South Korea’s leading contemporary artists. He creates works that embody bold ideas, using junk or materials common to everyday life and sometimes also stimulating colors. He is also enthusiastic about public art, creating installations outside art museums and in other locations.
Choi Jeong-Hwa’s works are all made either from common-or-garden items essential to everyday life, or long-used items that are no longer needed. Giving such objects a new lease on life, Choi’s works thrum with a special vitality. “You can memorialize things by saving memories. There are memories and history in junk that people have used and then discarded. Items of junk themselves are flowers, and flowers bloom in the hearts of people who view them. Taken altogether, they become a “blooming matrix”.” said Choi.
Choi Jeong-Hwa “Blooming Matrix”
Date: 15th November, 2019 – 24th February, 2020
Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
Address: 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo