Air Trunk

56cm x 110cm x 32cm
Mixed Media

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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It is a work that combines the elements of an oxygen tank with a bag. This work is also a reflection of personal experience. My father, who was sentenced to death, had to carry a heavy oxygen cylinder on a wheelchair at every moment in a space that was less than a few steps away. I look forward to reflecting on the journey of human life while contemplating the oxygen cylinder bag that sustains life but is too heavy to carry.

Medium: Polycarbonate, LCD Monitor, LED Lamp etc.

Country of Origin: South Korea