David Choi
Korean, 1968-2010

David Choi’s sculptures—both abstract and figurative—are made from studio detritus, dirt, cigarette butts, colored hot glue, driftwood, and other found objects and arts and crafts materials. He uses recycled objects to meditate on the often surreal experiences of everyday life through the formation of humorous, obscure, and even grotesque assemblages, such as a squirrel made of chicken wire and woodchips, or a wall-mounted face made of wood, dirt, and fake fur. Speaking to the ideas that guide his practice, Choi has said, “Without direct or strictly guided ambitions, creation is to exploit the baseness of materials in a process that liberates and allows them to nobly mutate and transform into something more fantastical than the imagination holds.”

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