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     I portray groups of people and cities infused with an enigmatic sensation of everyday life scenes. I observe figurative images and texts that are unique and interconnected to the main subject matter I am interested in. It is something more than just delineating images as I strive to reflect cultural identity, gentrification, and individualism into my work. Furthermore, I often like to work on large scale paintings. This is because I can enlarge my view in identifying the nature of physicality and transforming it to another level that I have not experienced yet. However, I also enjoy working with small scale paintings as I surprisingly feel an intimacy that can hardly be found from large scales. Therefore, I balance myself to work on small, medium, and large scale paintings.
     The engagement in portraying life forms and objects in an authentic way is a key element of my personal visualization; meanwhile the juxtaposition of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work is sometimes utilized in my large scale paintings and installation in a variety of contemporary technologies.
     I practice discovering unusual compositions of daily life scenes which promote my creative endeavors of art making. It may seem to be a prosaic, slow, and uncertain procedure but eventually accelerates the process of bringing reminiscence and imagination into my work.
     In accordance with observational paintings and drawings, I also experience abstract images from a specific kind of people, situation, and verses. This sensation serves as contemplation, which liberates me from burdens and discomforts, to bring a focus in my work. The outcome can often be visually hypothetical but conceptually hyperreal.
     I understand portraiture tells a story and reattaches disconnected relationships between people and environments. It efficiently describes how people are situated in their timeline. It is my privilege that I can paint human beings and nature on two-dimensional surfaces within the spectrum of contemporary art. But I see that my work slightly breaks the boundaries of the other contemporary artists’ styles because of my unique approach and use of color. It is my characteristic because I am fairly influenced by the work of Renaissance, Dutch Golden Age, and contemporary Korean culture.

Choi, a citizen of the US, studied fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University, and actively gets involved in art worldwide.   
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