Choi Xooang is a Seoul based artist who sculpts concrete bodies. This may sound kinda “whatever” at first, but we come to be surprised at his ability to grasp the world in a pathological way. Choi’s understanding of the world began with his 10-20 cm miniature figures suffering from an expansive delusion, do not realize their relative diminutiveness and tend to overstate their ability and situation.
He visualizes the properties of each individual through one spreading rumor, one who has a huge head too heavy to stand up, one who begs for money with huge hands, one who has an extraordinary sense of smell, and one who has huge feet. Also, he employs a partly hyper-realistic technique as well as other methods of exaggeration, abbreviation, and modification, using his own formative language. It’s very disturbing, it freaks me out but his acute sense of detail and realistic rendering is quite impressive and amazing!
“Art is the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.” Theophile Gautier
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This is really cool! Not sure why I like it?
Maybe because it looks real and not at the same time? it provokes tons of mixed feelings, I guess!
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Check out Chicuero’s post on the amazing Korean artist Choi Xooang
Sweet!!! Glad you liked it, Kyle!
That is very impressive and strange
Agree…it freaks me out but for some reason I really like it!
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Amazing art works a little offbeat 🙂
Dear god these are so freaky! But I love them!
Glad you enjoyed it!!! Hope to see you soon! 🙂
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We really appreciate it, Dayle! Thx once again, sweetie!
Devastated. I would love to see these up close.
Me too…it looks insane!!!!
Some of these remind me of the sort of image you’d get if our conscious senses were responsible for what our bodies actually looked like. In other words, the bits we’re most continually aware of would be out of scale to the rest. So we’d have an oversized head, hands, feet, genitals and so on, while rest would look wasted away in comparison. It’s called a sensory homunculus (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&biw=1152&bih=592&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=sensory+homunculus&oq=sensory+homunculus&aq=f&aqi=g5g-m2g-S3&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=3646l4967l0l7319l7l7l0l0l0l0l120l701l5.2l7l0)
Awesome!!!!!!!!! Thx for letting me know!:D
Woooohhhhooo, bit to nightmare-ish for me. However Ron Muecks work moves me to tears
Wow… Ron Muecks’s work is sick! Thx a lot for showing it to me! 😀
Unbelievably detailed and down right freaky! Nice find.
Thx Kawashima! Hope to see you soon around here!!!
My fave is the face with the huge nose… I don’t know why but it reminds me of something from a Harry Potter film. I liked all of it though – surreal seems to describe it best for me.
Gladd you liked it, Airpan! 😀