What was your first impression when you saw these figures byChoi Xooang? When I learned they were made of polymer clay I was stunned. When I learned they were created to emphasize the human rights issues in Korea I was even more amazed. Totally profound works of art...bizarre, haunting, beautiful.
All at once delicate and nightmarish these painted polymer clay figures by Seoul-based artist Choi Xooang are nothing short of remarkable. Xooang is believed to be attempting to draw attention to human rights abuses in Korea, and seeing these somewhat macabre, stunted figures unable to see or speak, it’s hard to dispute that.