Byung Hoon Choï

1952 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Byung Hoon Choï is an established artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other prominent artists such as Byung Jin Kim, Kwantaeck Park, Jaye Moon, Bohnchang Koo, and Hoon Kwak. Byung Hoon Choï was born in 1952.

Byung Hoon Choï's Gallery representation

Byung Hoon Choï's work is on display at François Laffanour Downtown located in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Byung Hoon Choï

Born in 1952, Byung Hoon Choï's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received international acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

Byung Hoon Choï

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