About the artist
Minyoung Choi (born 1989)
2015 - 2017 - MFA Painting, UCL, The Slade School of Fine Art, London.
2011 - 2013 - MFA Painting, Graduate School, Seoul National University, Seoul.
2007 - 2010 - BFA Painting, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul.
For a full CV with up to date exhibitions, awards and residencies, please visit the artist's website
Minyoung Choi’s paintings are dominated by the memories of her childhood and the reveries of her imagination. At first glance the dreamlike scenes seem to suggest a narrative; figures are seen sharing food together in a forest clearing or on bent knees making offerings. However it is the items that are placed in these settings that are of more importance to the artist.
Choi collects images of objects and figures with poses that interest or fascinate her. The sources of this imagery range from the everyday and the banal to historical or fictive ones. When positioned in these landscapes they take on a new kind of symbolism, a personal symbolism, making them exist once again, together at the same time. Through the process of painting, rebuilding and reimagining she aims to establish a connection to landscapes and places that she longs for.
Artist website: www.minyoungchoi.co.uk