Byung Hoon Choi

1952 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Byung Hoon Choi is seen as an established artist, who was born in the Republic of Korea - other established artists such as Han Sungpil, Haegue Yang, Ji Yong Kim, Sea Hyun Lee, and Byung Hoon Choï were also born inthe Republic of Korea. Byung Hoon Choi was born in 1952.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Byung Hoon Choi's work is available for viewing at Friedman Benda in New York, the United States. Byung Hoon Choi most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Friedman Benda in New York (19 June 2019 until 25 July 2019) with the exhibition Summer. Byung Hoon Choi's only other exhibition is UNDER THE NIGHT SKY, which took place at Friedman Benda in New York, the United States (25 October 2018 - 15 December 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Byung Hoon Choi

Born in 1952, Byung Hoon Choi grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Byung Hoon Choi

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