Gigantic breathing lotus flowers by Korean artist

Choi Jeong Hwa - Perth International Art Festival - Moving Flower, 2012
Choi Jeong Hwa – Moving Flower, Perth International Art Festival, Australia, 2012

Korean artist and designer Choi Jeong Hwa is mostly known for his large lotus blossoms. With motorized fabric leaves opening and closing, simulating the movement of a live lotus flower, his sculptures are often installed in public space and create a link between the modern world and one of the most important cosmological symbols in Asia.

Check out the videos below to see his lotus blossoms in action or read more about Choi’s latest installation in Hong Kong.

About Choi Jeong Hwa

Choi Jeong Hwa is an artist and designer who works across many disciplines including art, graphic design, industrial design and architecture, using a broad range of media involving video, molded plastic, shopping trolleys, real and fake food, lights, wires and kitsch Korean artifacts. His playful practice comments on the privileged environment of art institutions and questions the prized status of artworks amidst a consumer-frenzied world.

Choi has participated in many biennials of contemporary art, including the Arsenale Kyiv (2012), the 17th Sydney Biennial (2010), the Gwangju Biennale (2006), the Venice Biennale – Korean pavilion (2005), the CP Biennale (2005), the Liverpool Biennial (2004), the Lyon Biennale (2003), the Yokohama Triennale (2001), the São Paulo Biennale (1998) and the Taipei Biennale (1998). Choi Jeong Hwa was born 1961 in Seoul, Korea. He lives and works in Seoul.

Choi Jeong Hwa - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Breathing Flower, 2016
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breathing Flower, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, 2016, Photo by Cassidy Hopkins

Choi Jeong Hwa - Civic Center Plaza San Francisco - Breathing Flower, 2012
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breathing Flower, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, USA, 2012

Choi Jeong Hwa - Civic Center Plaza San Francisco - Breathing Flower, 2012
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breathing Flower, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, USA, 2012

Choi Jeong Hwa - Kunsthalle Gwangju - Breathing Flower 거시기 What Is It, 2011
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breathing Flower 거시기 What Is It, Kunsthalle Gwangju, South Korea, 2011

Choi Jeong Hwa - Kunsthalle Gwangju - Breathing Flower 거시기 What Is It, 2011
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breathing Flower 거시기 What Is It, Kunsthalle Gwangju, South Korea, 2011

Choi Jeong Hwa - Venice Biennale - White Lotus, 2005
Choi Jeong Hwa – White Lotus, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2005

Choi Jeong Hwa - M+ - Hong Kong - Emptiness Is Form. Form is emptiness, 2013
Choi Jeong Hwa – Emptiness Is Form. Form is emptiness, M+ – Hong Kong, 2013

Choi Jeong Hwa - M+ - Hong Kong - Emptiness Is Form. Form is emptiness, 2013
Choi Jeong Hwa – Emptiness Is Form. Form is emptiness, M+ – Hong Kong, 2013

Choi Jeong Hwa - Kyiv, 2012
Choi Jeong Hwa – Kyiv, Russia, 2012

Choi Jeong Hwa - Breathing Flower
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breating Flower

Choi Jeong Hwa - Perth International Art Festival - Moving Flower, 2012
Choi Jeong Hwa – Moving Flower, Perth International Art Festival, Australia, 2012

Choi Jeong Hwa - Breathing Flower - 1
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breating Flower

Choi Jeong Hwa - Breathing Flower - 2
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breating Flower

Choi Jeong Hwa - Breathing Flower - 3
Choi Jeong Hwa – Breating Flower

Choi Jeong Hwa - No Lotus, 2006. Asia House, London
Choi Jeong Hwa – No Lotus, Asia House, London, 2006

Choi Jeong Hwa - Biennale of Sydney, 2010
Choi Jeong Hwa – Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 2010

Choi Jeong Hwa - Mori Museum - Art Night Roppongi, 2010
Choi Jeong Hwa – Mori Museum – Art Night Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Choi Jeong Hwa - Mori Museum - Art Night Roppongi, 2010
Choi Jeong Hwa – Mori Museum – Art Night Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

VIDEOS


Perth International Art Festival, Australia, 2012


Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, USA, 2012


Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, USA, 2012


Hong Kong International Art Fair, 2012

 

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