The Square Gallery London

Art gallery promoting young and emerging contemporary artists. London based gallery run by Morgane Wagner, Britain's newest and youngest gallery owner. Aiming to connect London's community and the art world.

Mi-Young Choi

STATEMENT

 

A key aspect of my practice during the past few years has been an exploration of the ‘skyscape’. I’m interested in how the sky has been read and interpreted in the history of art and culture. It holds a particular fascination for me, as it is constant, yet always in motion with forms and colours evolving and dissolving over time. I’ve been guided by what the sky presents or suggests, but also by the medium of oils and the gestural acts of paint on surface. More generally, in my wider practice and here, I’ve adopted allegorical motifs, directly or indirectly referencing aspects of daily life, history and current affairs. My works vary between the abstract and the literal, and I try to present ambiguity for the viewer to consider. I feel the juxtaposition and pairing with Dorothea's sculptures here gives a new dimension and energy to such explorations.

www.youngkearton.com

BIO

 

Mi-Young Choi (b.1971) is a South Korean artist, working and living in London since 2005. Growing up surrounded by classic arts and crafts (as a child she often accompanied her father in his work outings as an antique art dealer) she initially graduated from business school in Korea, but soon after decided to change path and dedicate herself to her true passion, painting. With an interest in different cultures and religions, she travelled extensively before studying at Goldsmiths College, graduating in 2009.

Strongly influenced by her background and travels, Mi-Young's work is an exploration in expression - a reflection on stillness and movement, and the meditative and gestural. In this exhibition her approach and cross-over techniques are evident in a range of works that were painted in London, and also during a recent year spent in South East Asia. Mi-Young has a studio in New Cross, and her work has been exhibited widely around the UK, and also in mainland Europe. 

Artwork

'Exodus (Bail Out 5)' 

Oil on Linen

125cm x 85cm

2016

£2850

'Exodus'

Oil on Linen

80cm x 60cm 

2016 

£1300

'Mercury 3' 

Oil on Canvas

100cm x 80cm

2010

£2200

'Blue Dream'

Oil on Canvas

105cm x 85cm

2014

£2500

'Unexpected Storm' (with Frame) 

Oil on Linen

43cm x 33cm

2013

£650

'Jetty' (with Frame) 

Oil on Canvas

43cm x 33cm

2013 

£650

'Erase Bad Memories' 

Oil on Linen

100cm x 80cm

2014

£2200

'Monsoon'

Oil on Linen

55cm x 50cm 

2013

£850

'Bail Out'

Oil on Linen

70cm x 55cm 

2015 

£1100

'Case for the Defense 6'

Oil on Linen

125cm x 85cm 

2016 

£2850

'Mercury 6'

Oil on Linen

150cm x120cm

2015

£3800

'Night Garden'

Oil on Linen

46cm x 40cm 

2014

£650

'Ok Bungalow' (with frame)

Oil on Canvas

34cm x 44xm 

2013

£650

'Statement Rising' (with Frame) 

Oil on Canvas

43cm x 33cm

2010 

£650

'38 Degree'

Oil on Canvas

30cm x 30cm 

2013

£450

'Ceasefire' (not currently at the gallery) 

Oil on Canvas

115cm x 95cm

2015

£2500

'Case for the Defence 4' 

Oil on Linen

150cm x 120cm

2015

£3800

 

'If We All Stay Silent- We May All Sink' 

Oil on Linen

142cm x 105cm

2016

£3400

'Rescue 2'

Oil on Linen

100cm x 100cm

2015

£2500

 

 

'Cherry Blossom'

Oil on Linen

100cm x 80cm 

2013

£2200

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