Choi Xoo Ang is an emerging mixed media artist based out of Seoul, South Korea who creates figurative sculptures out of clay and resin that examines human rights, society’s pathological state, and sex and gender politics among other themes.
The sculptures wear poignant expressions — their anger and frustration is written on their faces. The body itself is treated like a malleable sculpting medium in Choi’s marble-like, flesh-toned works. Body parts are isolated and taken out of context — heads and hands are multiplied and used to create larger shapes. Pain, oppression and torture dominate as themes, but the verisimilitude of the works lets in some crucial breaths of humanity and empathy.