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12a Savile Row, W1S 3PQ, London, United Kingdom
Open: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm


Hyegyeong Choi: Food Coma

Carl Kostyál, London

Fri 27 Jan 2023 to Sat 11 Mar 2023

12a Savile Row, W1S 3PQ Hyegyeong Choi: Food Coma

Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Artist: Hyegyeong Choi

Carl Kostyál presents New York-based South Korean artist HyeGyeong Choi’s ‘Food Coma’, her debut exhibition with the gallery, after featuring in the group show ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ at Carl Kostyál Milan last summer.

Installation Views

For her first solo show in Europe, Choi presents a new body of work in which she delves into fantasies of bounty and indulgence to explore and question body image, gender and sexuality. Bucolic other-wordly landscapes realised in wild neon palettes are peopled with joyously gluttonous figures devouring chicken thighs and long strands of spaghetti. Her voluptuous female figures luxuriate in their bodies not to satisfy the spectator but for their own pleasure. Choi’s fluid visual language is underpinned by a technical rigour developed through years of incessant training and experimentation. At times there are direct references to art history, but although nods to Flemish still lives of burgeoning game lurk in the background, most often the scenes are products of Choi’s own boundless imagination.

Courtesy of the artist and Carl Kostyál

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