Untitled V

164cm x 168cm

Curator's Eye

It is clear to see how Du Nam Choi’s successful career as an architect has bled into his work as a painter. Crisp, horizontal lines, compositional balance and spatial order remain central to these abstract works. Often choosing to place the majority of brushstrokes towards the top of the canvas, delicate strands of paint plummet towards the empty bottom, made ever-more striking by the muted backgrounds. Choi makes use of delightful colour palettes that can at once reference cascading water, or a field of flowers. These thoughtful, meditative paintings would suit a modern or contemporary setting.

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Light and color can become important sources of inspiration to an artist, and this painting is a case in point. Interplay between light and color is full of complexity, offering their shimmering presence through colorful, rhythmical movement in all-around painting.