Cho Yeojui

1950

Artist biography

Cho Yeojui is regarded as a well established artist, Cho Yeojui was born in 1950. Artists Tuija Lindström, Joe Eugene B. Baatsoslanii, Skip Steinworth, Jenny Holzer, and Fahri Aldin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cho Yeojui

Cho Yeojui was born in 1950 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced 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 resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Cho Yeojui

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