1992 born in South Korea, lives and works in Vienna (AT)
2020 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (GER), Prof. Andreas Schulze
since 2016 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT), Prof. Kirsi Mikkola, Daniel Richter
Francis Ruyter and Alastair MacKinven
The motif range of the artist Arang Choi (* 1992), who was born in Seoul and lives in Vienna, confronts the viewer with the concept of an all-souled world. In the paintings, a recurring creature in a wide variety of forms animates surreal worlds that, despite all their irritation and mysticism, evoke feelings of familiarity and closeness. The anthropomorphic mythical creature, which does not seem to be limited to any specific form, deforms and changes, is never the same twice and enters into contact with the viewer canvas by canvas. In doing so, it can never be grasped as an explicit being, but rather refers to a view that wants existence to be understood as a unity.