530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Heesu Choi
Breaking with Realism
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Outsider   Outsider
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    72" x 18" x 18"
    Heesu Choi

  • The Nostalgia   The Nostalgia
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    52" x 64"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Sound-C   Wild Sound-C
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    40" x 14" x 10"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Life-F   Wild Life-F
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    12" x 12"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Life-G   Wild Life-G
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    12" x 12"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Life-E   Wild Life-E
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    12" x 12"
    Heesu Choi

  • Shepherd-A   Shepherd-A
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    29" x 24"
    Heesu Choi

  • Outsider-A   Outsider-A
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    28" x 16" x 6"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Life-C   Wild Life-C
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    23" x 26"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Life-D   Wild Life-D
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    20" x 26"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Sound-E   Wild Sound-E
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    26" x 24"
    Heesu Choi

  • Outsider-B   Outsider-B
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    28" x 16" x 6"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Life-B   Wild Life-B
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    22" x 23"
    Heesu Choi

  • Wild Life-K   Wild Life-K
    Acrylic on Sewing Jute
    29" x 24"
    Heesu Choi


Heesu Choi

HEESU CHOI

Breaking with Realism
September 2 - September 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday September 7, 2017 6-8 PM

The work of Korean artist Heesu Choi brings an entirely new perspective to classic primitivism, infusing it with a fresh vitality, passion, and intensity. The style of Choi is called neoprimitivism, an art school that focuses on the depiction of the most pure, innermost world of the human soul. Forms are abstract rather than realistic, colors are intense, and lines and geometrical shapes are intricately woven into memorable compositions. The result is images that are stunning in their execution and speak to the deeper truths of our human existence in this world.

Overall, in each of his pieces, Choi seeks to evolve messages of the soul out of unrealistic forms, provoking in the viewer and expansion of imagination and an entirely new way of perceiving the world. As Choi explains, “It is not a visual representation of a thing or realistic expression but a private expression that aims to find a message of God…and to return to the source of life through the center of human history [via] a primitive image.”

Heesu Choi currently lives, works, and teaches in Hwaseong City, Korea.


Invitation to Heesu Choi's exhibition
Read Heesu Choi's artist statement and view art for sale on ARTmine.com

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984