|accrochage «Féminité 0.1» september - december 2011
Xooang Choi was born in 1975 in Seoul, Korea.
He makes fascinating hyper realistic polymer clay figures, for the large part, nude and bald. Through this gallery of almost mutant characters, he manages to express and reconstitute with incredible force the most intense human emotions such as fear or sadness, desire, the intricate relationships between individuals, erotic tension and confusion of feelings.
Strangely, the characters are represented sexually, but without hair, causing a discomfort like the shadow of death on a society that it is sick by its excesses. We cannot avoid in our minds images of cancer or other diseases; these figures captured in their absolute nakedness remind us of our fragility and vulnerability.