Janghan Choi Solo Exhibition "Abstraction of Human Life"
Paris Koh Fine Arts is pleased to present the Solo exhibition "Janghan Choi: Abstraction of Human Life" Curated by Paris Suechung Koh at the KCC Gallery (100 Grove Street, Tenafly, NJ). The show will run from December 10, 2019 - January 10, 2020, with an opening reception on Friday, December 13th from 6-8 pm.
Janghan Choi, who developed the fate of humans connected to mountains, earth, trees, forests, and lands into Stories in a lifetime, returns the inner reverberation of his mental image that he has experienced and felt to the resonance of intuition. The artist’s struggle to express rising images sensuously and to sink into the thought of generation and extinction is engraved like a relief and leads the screen further stoutly by repeating visual expansion and contraction. By unifying toughness and softness and meeting and parting into the word ‘life,’ he reveals the meaning of endless exploration including the eternity and religiosity of time. The history of humanity shows the story of man's long struggle to control nature, which has completely changed THE nature of human beings. The affinity between man and nature is what impresses Choi, and he uses techniques of balance, perspective, color to express his feelings and personal reaction to the harmonious coexistence and perfection of personhood. Holding this and approaching straight like an explorer, Janghan Choi incarnates his mind into birds, trees, and forests. He secures eternity through repeating appearances and disappearances across the four seasons and entering into space. Like baking pottery that contains mind, his mind soaks into mountains and lands.
In this way, Janghan Choi’s engraved paintings show that even a fallen leaf sings the eternity of life and engraves the illusoriness of beings through time.
Janghan Choi was born in Korea and Since 2017 he lives and works based in Virginia, US. He earned his MFA in western painting from Hongik University and BA from Hannam University in South Korea. His work has been shown throughout many prestigious venues in New York, Beijing, Japan, and Seoul. Recently he had a solo exhibition at the Monroe Gallery in the Art Club of Washington DC and W6 Gallery in the Workhouse Art Center. Over 20 years he taught at the Hannam, Daejin, and Donga University.
Review by Thalia Vrachopoulos Ph.d (http://culturecatch.com/node/3905)
For More Information:
Suechung Koh, Exhibitions Curator, 201 724 7077 or firstname.lastname@example.org