Les Artistes

"ta.bu" january - march 2016
"Femininity 0.1" september - december 2011

Born in Korea in 1975, he lives and works in Seoul.

Xooang Choi creates hyper realistic polymer clay figures that are often nude and bald. Through this gallery of almost mutant characters, he manages to express and recreate, with incredible force, the most intense human emotions such as fear, 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, not unlike the shadow of death on a society that is sick by its excesses. These figures, captured in their absolute nakedness, remind us of our frailty and vulnerability.