True creative genius depends on one’s ability to understand the complex potential of simple, basic things and to be able to project these complexities on scales others don’t even dare to imagine. With such abilities, it’s no wonder that Seoul educated and New York resident Yun-Woo Choi caught the attention of the art world with his gravity defying sculptures.
His vision, deeply inspired by his interest in the boundary breaking modern physics, incorporates questions on the nature of space itself by exploring the qualities of dimensions and the concept of perception.
Just as the elementary small vibrating strings in the controversial String Theory, Yun-Woo Choi’s primary medium used in his artwork is magazine paper rolled and manipulated to imitate complex textures and structures – a suggestive contrast between the ostentatious appearance of the sculptures and the frailty of the building material similar to the makeup of our own universe.
The overall value in Yun-Woo Choi’s explorations in not only visual but also intellectual, as questions of the very nature of our world seamlessly blend into the incredible aesthetics of his creations. A well deserved escape from our mundane worries and distractions into a realm of endless possibilities if you ask me.
By Dora Cruceru
Editor and Founder
Photo source and credits Yun-Woo Choi.