Member Since: January 2011
I'm into people. Their faces, movements, behavior, dress codes, and other peculiarities stimulate my curiosity and make me wonder what they've gone through, and I translate this into my language. Children are my favorite people; they... more
|Artist Statement:||ARTIST STATEMENT
I'm into people. Their faces, movements, behavior, dress codes, and other peculiarities stimulate my curiosity and make me wonder what they've gone through, and I translate this into my language. Children are my favorite people; they are free spirited creatures. Their impulsive emotions and expressions always grab my attention. Their unique imagination flows randomly, everywhere, and sometimes out of control.
We don't force children to take responsibility for their obstinate thoughts and behavior, because we understand their spontaneity. I personally think that the generosity applied to children should be equal to artists too. In the process of creation, there has to be a zero gravity moment for artists, so that they can be honest to themselves and their art. Artists should be assured of the right to be spontaneous and random in every moment of creation.
Inkyung Choi is an artist living in Winnipeg, Canada. Inkyung completed Graphic Design at Red River College, and studied illustration at OCAD University. Her work has been selected for various awards including Applied Arts Magazine, American Illustration, CMYK Magazine, Capic Rodeo, Adobe Design Achievement Awards and Creative Quarterly.
Website: www . inkyung . com
Blog: inkyungchoi . blogspot . com
|Education:||OCAD University, Illustration (Toronto, Canada)
Red River College, Graphic Design (Winnipeg, Canada)
University of Seoul (Seoul, Canada)
|Awards & Distinctions:||CMYK magazine / Applied Arts / American Illustration / Creative Quarterly / Capic Rodeo / Adobe Design Achievement Awards|
|Exhibitions:||2013, InspiRed, Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg
2011, Let's be friends, BEST FRIENDS, Art Square Gallery, Toronto
2011, The first and only, Art Square Gallery, Toronto
2011, SpeakEasy, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2011, Romance of the wheel, Jet Fuel Coffee, Toronto
2010, Methinks' Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village, Project 165, Toronto
2010, By the pound, Sleeping Giant Gallery, Toronto
2010, Push, Pedal, Stride: Active Transportation, Graffiti Gallery, Winnipeg
2010, OCAD’s 95th Annual Grad Show, OCAD University, Toronto
2010, Retro show, OCAD University, Toronto
2009, Man and Beast, Jet Fuel Coffee, Toronto
|Artist Tags:||inkyung choi, whimsical, animal, acrylic, ink choi, children|