HYPER-SURREALIST SCULPTURES BY SOUTH KOREAN ARTIST CHOI XOO ANG
Choi Xoo Ang is a sculptor who dabbles in both hyper realism and abstract surrealism. The artist is certainly emerging on the mixed media scene, and has exploded out of Seoul, South Korea with a style of work pioneered by artists like Ron Muek, and is now making a name for himself through the many awards he has already won such as the Artists of Tomorrow 2010 and Sungkok Museum Award from his town of Seoul. Ang’s work distorts the concept of the real to an astonishing degree, but only insofar as to keep his viewers trapped inside of his investigations into human rights, sex and gender roles, and the pathological state of society, never pushing you too far over any of these edges.
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918)
I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true.
Art by Kaija Sabbah
On the south wall of the Phoenix, right above the Petaluma Market parking lot. I work around the corner from here.
my kid sister drew this. she does mostly fanart but this is an original. her first art class was one year ago but she didn’t need it
"Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them."
Brian Eno, 1995 (via throughascreendarkly)