Minyoung Choi: On Water Under Snow
Art in the Bar
Minyoung Choi’s paintings are dominated by her memories and her imagination. At first glance the dreamlike scenes seem to suggest a narrative; figures are seen sharing food together in a forest clearing, or on bent knees making offerings. However it is the items that are placed in these settings that are of more importance to the artist.
Choi collects images of objects that interest her or bring her pleasure; images from her imagination, from history and the everyday. When positioned in these landscapes the objects take on a new kind of symbolism, making them exist once again, together at the same time.
Through the process of painting, rebuilding and reimagining she aims to establish a connection to landscapes and places that she longs for.
Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1989. She graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2017 and now lives and works in London.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include; ‘The Glichrist-Fisher Award’, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London (2018); ‘Other Spaces/Slade Summer Residency’, Slade School of Fine Art, London, ‘FLOCK’, GX gallery, London, ‘Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition’, The Mall Galleries, London (all 2017); ‘Forwards + Backwards’, Dona Laura's House, Lisbon, Portugal, ‘Beep2016 Wales International Painting Prize: This must be the place I never wanted to leave’, Swansea College of Art & Undegun, Wrexham (both 2016)