Born in Seoul, South Korea, and Berlin-based since 2001, artist Jeongmoon Choi has always lived and worked in an inspiring dialogue between eastern and western culture. Having originally studied painting, her work soon embraced objects, and in 2005 she discovered thread as a three-dimensional equivalent to brush and paint, and accordingly rooms and locations became her canvas.
In her recent installations Choi lights up the darkness with a complex, geometric mesh of UV-reflective threads that create a mild and pleasant sensual confusion – as the threads reflect the light, the space seems to vibrate. The artist conceives a special sort of tension between the fragility of the filament structures and the massiveness of the surrounding walls and space that is blurred in the dark. Her installations give the impression of being virtual, sparking contemplations about analogue and digital positions, structures, movements and different perspectives in space.
She is fascinated by the idea of further developing more installations in exterior space, exploring the possibilities of public and permanent installations.
Jeongmoon Choi studied at Sungshin University in Seoul and moved to Germany in 1995, where she studied at the Kassel College of Fine Arts. Since 2001 she lives and works in Berlin and Seoul and her work has been exhibited in many countries around the world.
- 1984-1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, College of fine arts, Sungshin University
- 1988-1990 Master of Fine Arts in painting, College of fine arts, Sungshin University
- 1996-2001 Studied in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, Kassel
- 2001 Diploma in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, Kassel