The invisible presence and energy embodiled by these mountains are shared among citizens of modern societies, regardless of whether or not they are aware or cognizant of them-an insight that can be gleaned from Choi's work. Like traditional Oriental painting, the mountains that she depicts using ink on paper withhold a sense of perspective, but Choi's canvases also feature motifs that symbolize modern means of global transport. objects such as blimps, wheels and airplanes, alluding to her ownitinerant perspective, roam freely over the picture plane.
Rather than merely converting tradition into novelty, her paintings evoke a sensuous awareness of invisible presences passed down through the generations in Asia's many cultures, imbuing them with a youthful, free-minded spirit.
- Mami Kataoka (Mori art Museum ChiefCurator)