CHOE himself is a very rare creature: at the same time a brilliant artist producing spectacular works, and an extremely modest human being, who sometimes refers to himself as a 'Cheonggyecheon dog', because according to him, even a dog would have learned all these techniques by just roaming the workshop neighborhoods the way he did as he grew up. A poet, a dreamer, and a maker, U-ram also happens to be one of the kindest people I ever met.
This robot hero he painted when he was 7, and the story that came with it were already very touching.
If nowadays, his 'anima machines' use more complex mechanisms and technologies, they are still about turning his fertile imagination into reality.
URC-1, 2014 by Choe U-Ram from U-Ram Choe on Vimeo.
It was really moving to see all generations of visitors mesmerized by U-ram's poetic wonders.
|In front of Choe U-ram's Scarecrow (www.instagram.com/p/BPHnOKHjdhr/)|
'Choe U-Ram: [Stil laif]'
1 Nov 2016 – 12 Feb 2017
Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
40 Misulgwan-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu 42250, Korea
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Seoul Village 2017
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PS: also from last month's trip to Daegu:
|Modern art or carwash? (www.instagram.com/p/BO_N9TFDjvF/)|
|Vincent Van Gogh's poppy field, or buchujeon? (www.instagram.com/p/BO_j2BejYdL/)|