wish / Oil on Canvas, 2010 / 90 x 50 cm (35.4 x 19.7 inch)

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  • By  Choi Geun-seok
  • Oil on Canvas, 2010
  • 90 x 50 cm (35.4 x 19.7 inch)
  • CODE: 020324262

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>>Achieves a Conscientization of Mental Imagery
A subjective conceptualization of deposited consciousness stands out in Choi’s work. He brings about the dimensionless world of the spirit, unfolding his own process of conscientizing the unconscious. His work’s artistry and completeness is enhanced by descriptive images deriving from the preoccupation of his self. His work is the result of communization of different things that makes them look to be linked to one context. His work dominated by a mood of bottomless thinking emits a fantastic atmosphere, making viewers feel curiosity about “what is in his painting”. However, what the artist painted is not landscape. There are trees, mountains, and the sky in the world he sees, but this is in no way special. The world he views is another scene of nature. He intends to showcase inner mystique. The attributes his images have are those of nature. He can see all in the world of mental landscape, the source of his creation. That is, his work is a portrayal of his mental imagery toward an infinite abyss.

The mysterious shades of colors, the core of his work bring viewers to his profound inner world, making them have longing. The artist never exploits any black tone because he wants to maximize the sensuous effects of colors. Another kind of color is found in the two-dimensional form of a mountain. In the work featuring the sky and a river colors are in concert with one another. The sky and river are objects occupying mental spaces. He gives simplified form to his ideas through an intricate process, representing his innate consciousness with condensed hues.

The subconscious is like a message of hope inherent in the mind. His longing for a new world to be achieved in the future, intangible material, and dynamism of hope, are innate in his work. Choi creates his art with his own distinctive senses, concealing his consciousness under such expectation. He never reveals this. As his work is originally a manifestation of inward subconscious, his work brings about a feeling that it is concealed and revealed at the same time. His new purpose and hope is to seek the elevation of his spirituality to the level of art.
- By Chon Sokphil, E-Land Foundation for the Arts & Culture