Choi Byung-Kwan

1951 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Choi Byung-Kwan is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the the Republic of Korea, like other renowned artists such as Shinuk Suh, Soo Young Chung, Yunhee Min, Sangbin Im, and Cheon Lee. Choi Byung-Kwan was born in 1951.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Choi Byung-Kwan is represented by Elliott Halls located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Choi Byung-Kwan's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Bamboo at Elliott Halls in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 08 February 2019 until 29 March 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Choi Byung-Kwan

Born in 1951, Choi Byung-Kwan's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate during the next decade.

Choi Byung-Kwan

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