Woolga Choi: The Play
December 20, 2018 - February 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 20th, 6 - 8pm
Curated by Sunny Shin
Crossing Art is pleased to announce: The Play, an exhibition of the series of artworks by Korean artist Woolga Choi. As the title suggests, these works are playful and remind us of our youth. In these works, Choi captures scenes of contemporary life in a metropolis and imbues them with a joyful nostalgia for our youth. The scenes the Woolga creates are full of action and whimsy that are representations of Choi’s life in the various cities he has inhabited, including: Paris, Seoul and New York.
Woolga Choi grew up in Busan, Korea and spent several years studying art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France. Today he is primarily based in New York and Seoul; but he draws on his experiences across the world for his works. Choi had his first solo exhibition in 1979 and since has exhibited extensively within Korea, as well as internationally in prominent galleries, museums, and art fairs throughout Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Kyoto, Shanghai and Chicago. The Play series is an excellent example of the artist’s signature style of work.