Wonsuk Choi

Korea

Since he was a young child, Wonsuk has been really interested in art, hence it was a natural choice for him to join the Department of Visual Communication Design at Hongik Univeristy in Seoul, Korea. During his studies, he has been fond of advertising and photography and enjoyed challenging himself with entries to numerous advertising competitions as well as being an active member of a photography group. After graduating from the university, Wonsuk began his career as a professional designer at LGAd, a well-known advertising agency.  He spent his early years as a commercial designer, working days and nights for countless commercial projects.

 

At some point, Wonsuk stopped being a commercial designer only, decided to join a photography program and pursued his childhood dream of becoming an artist. Wonsuk majored in photography design at Hongik University and began to establish himself as a photographer while continued his involvement in the advertising industry. Few years later, he went to the UK to gain a genuine experience of the lives and circumstances of the European art world and to meet renowned artists who he has admired. He continued his studies in photography and media at the Media Communication Department at Goldsmiths College in London. Additionally, he travelled extensively, learned about new cultures and new countries and created artworks as reflections of his journey.

 

Eventually, Wonsuk returned to Korea and since then has been working as a creative director at the company Advance. He enjoys practicing photography and has had 7 solo shows and participated in numerous group shows presenting his photography works. He has lectured in a number of universities in Korea, including both BFA and MA programs at Hongik University, the MA program at Dongguk University, Sookmyung Woman’s University, Dankook University and Konkuk University. Wonsuk’s teaching focuses on how to creatively engage with the public and society by utilizing the potential of photography and advertising.

Wonsuk Choi, Falling Flowers #1, 2017, archival pigment print, 1,500 x 3,000 mm

Falling Flowers

 

Remaining space and time are space outside of between preceding space and present time.

It makes space that existing time in preceding space, shows the space of the nonexistent as a trace of remaining time. This space is the artificial imprint, left in the preceding space of the current hour.

This is a space where there is empty space left and acted out of action.

Therefore, there is space without movement.

This reveals the walls of the disappearing identity and a pattern of windows only.

And pattern can’t see the its sense.

In other words, time can be seen as surplus space, but the space cannot be defined.

Thus, the space leaves the surplus shape in time.

It is a trace of time. Space is merely traces of time.

I try to find traces of time in the visible space.

It is a form that transcends the space of identity, making the pattern in now.

Therefore, the empty space inside the body that conceals these traces of time, is the loss of identity.

It is fallen flowers that disappear as a surplus space in the traces of time.