Minyoung Choi’s paintings explore aspects of time and place in the context of her memories. She allows her personal memories to be altered by vicarious experiences such as movies, cartoons, animations, novels, stories and photos she encounters, and frequently derives her motifs from her rough drawings or from found images. She creates surreal moments by making ordinary places or scenes become strange and mysterious, by manipulating lights, shadows or other elements. Light, in its various radiating sources – the moon, a laptop screen, a television, a lamp – often provides the focal point of the composition. Choi conveys the vaguely unreal reality that pervades imagination, dreams and memory, and which settles over familiar environments, people and things.
In Conversation: Part IIMinyoung Choi and Mircea Teleagă 14 - 18 Apr 2021Having met in 2015 during their Masters in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, Minyoung Choi and Mircea Teleagă continue to influence one another. The artists now share a studio together in East London, and while their painting practices differ in content, a similar palette and shared tendency...