KUBAPARIS ATELIER presents artists and their ateliers from all over the globe. This time you will get a glimpse into the world of the painter Arang Choi.

Age: 31

Education: Academy Of Fine Arts Vienna and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Erasmus)

Current location: Vienna

A work of yours that you particularly like and why?
My graduation work - I think this painting is the key point of the narrative of my world that I don't need to explain all my thoughts, but the viewers can develop their own imagination.

What is your favorite part of your job?
When my imagination turns into reality and they look at me again, and I can dive into somewhere once again, I feel the most precious joy.

What makes something worth making?
All of my paintings and drawings are captures of my brain diary, so they’re already valuable just to create. It’s especially worth when the fantasies in my head spill over onto the canvas and I can see how the brushstrokes, contrasts, shapes and colors slowly come together and come to life before my eyes.

From which artist would you like to own a work?
There’re too many names that come to mind off the top of my head, but I’d like to mention just a few: Henri Rousseau, Leonora Carrington, Nicole Eisenmann, Fernando Botero, Nicolas Party, Remedios Varo, theater objects/costume from Oskar Schlemmer.

Which art movement has inspired you the most so far?
Surrealism and it’s not a movement but Art Brut (Outsider Art) inspired me as well.

Instagram: @arangchoii

Photography credit: Pyo E @pyopick

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