Eyepiece 160120

By Kyung Moon CHOI
Lives and works in South Korea.

artist

CHOI Kyung Moon

media

Painting

Material

Oil on Canvas

Dimensions

91 x 72.7 cm / 35.8 x 28.6 in.

color

White

orientation

Portrait

region

Republic of Korea

price-range

5,000 – 9,999 USD

Kyungmoon CHOI is a Korean artist known for his hyper-real glass container and perfume bottle paintings that represent people’s desires, materialism and aesthetic values.

Choi gathers his inspiration from perfume, roses, watches, and high fashion amongst other things. The shared characteristic of such iconography is that they might seem colorful, but ultimately lead finite lives. Fast fashion means that every six months, a new wardrobe must be made. The beautiful figures and faces of models are also subject to the cruelty of time and societal opinion. Gorgeous roses turn black as time passes, only to end up in the trash. Even perfume fades, no matter what the price tag says. These images are often trapped inside of glass, the subject of Choi’s work. Their refracted images symbolize their momentary existence.