Choi Jeong Hwa

Born in 1961 in Seoul, South Korea, Choi Jeong Hwa is a Korean contemporary designer, architect, and artist whose artworks transcend the fields of architecture, industrial design, graphic design, visual art, and modern art.

He produces works of art from the humblest of materials, such as shopping bags, soda bottles, or thrash, and draws inspiration from both everyday life and popular culture.

Choi usually installs his artworks outdoors — often outside museum buildings, most of which speak to the chaos and harmony of the urban settings. In one of his famous works, he used garlands comprising two million pieces of trash to decorate the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, making its surface appear as if it was clad in glittering jewels. He used more than a thousand throwaway doors to create a ten-story art installation in another work.

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