Arang Choib. 1992, Seoul, South Korea
Émulb’s series, 2021
Oil on canvas
170 x 300 cm
Fluid organism series 8, 2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm
Arang Choi’s paintings evoke Kantian sublime in their tackling of vast cosmic subjects: erupting volcanoes, or serpentine God-like figures gazing upon the world as if gazing upon a dandelion. Playing with scale and form with a distinct painterly style, Choi taps into the spiritual dimension of sublime, a quantity as vast and unknowable in the face of technological change as it was in ancient times.
“Mixed forms, somewhere between animal, human and fantasy, botanical creations, landscapes, architectural spaces and the indefinable meet in mystical fiction,” writes Giuseppe Coco on Choi’s work. “This fluid physicality shows that emotional worlds play the central role, while appearance and style remain secondary. This fluid physicality shows that emotional worlds play the central role, while appearance and style remain secondary.”
Arang Choi is a Korean artist living and working in Vienna. She studies painting at the Akademie of Fine Arts and she did an exchange semester in 2019–2020 at the Art Academy Düsseldorf. Exhibitions include Hollerei Gallery, Parallel Art Fair, Parallel Editions, Koschatzky Art Award 21, Palmer im Galerienhaus, Förderpreis des Bodenseekreises, Semperdepot.