55cm x 70cm x 70cm
Wood, Polycarbonate, LED Lamp etc.

Curator's Eye

By uniting the surreal and the mundane, Cha Min-Young’s work is inhabited by both the familiar and the extraordinary. Min-Young offers an insight into an alternate reality; one that is ever-present just beyond the boundaries of our own known existence. Encouraging the viewer to look beyond what first meets the eye, she injects uncanny pockets of life into found objects that would otherwise be overlooked and invisible - ultimately allowing the viewer to question their perception of life beyond their own. A big hit when she showed at START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery.

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302 is a reinterpretation of an anonymous hotel corridor, which is likely everywhere, with a twisted structure. A hotel is not a place of permanent residence, but a temporary place in the city. The most important part of this work is the title of the work. Through the number 302, viewers can be empathized to the work by finding the artist's special intentions or reminiscing about the number 302 that they have experienced.

Building numbers, street names, addresses, etc. that we are using are organized by a very precise system for efficient management. Even numbers that look as simple as odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right on the road are not simply randomly assigned. In this way, on the other side of the urban space, it is partitioned and visualized by a certain system, which evokes a kind of standardized experience and emotion for modern people.

Blue Hole by Cha Minyoung. 2020. Galvanized steel sheet, LCD monitor, LED Lamp etc.
Video Sculpture.

Cha Min Young

Blue Hole