Raised in a multicultural ambience, the Taiwanese ethnicity and the deep influence of the culture surrounding Japanese anime and manga, and Chinese aesthetics have shaped the enticing space, galvanising into my inspiration.
I very often postulate that painting and sculpture are the same references as an ambiguity in the concrete dimensional presences, which expand from their dimensions with layers of symbolism and meaning conveyed through abstract a variety of compositions and motifs; materiality is an important aspect in my works with animal by-products such as leather forming parts of the configurations, symbolising creatures as life which once existed namely the ambiguous existences in between life and death.
My works engage with deconstruction of the Binary opposition in terms of the relationship between life and death. To illustrate this, human beings tend to pick out one of the concepts in the binary oppositions when seeking truth or a centre; for instance, human give superiority to life rather than death; therefore only one concept from the binary oppositions, which is ready in our mind, to be privileged and the other one is very often put aside as having the second priority. Consequently, My works approach the idea of deconstruction which assumes that all patterns, objects, motifs or colours within binary oppositions could be analysed, deconstructed and criticised in all their manifestation, making alterities. Within the deconstruction, the binary opposition in my works would be the dichotomies between photography and tactile leather. The leathers would be deconstructed into the metaphor of zooming in the figurative iconography, and the photography which is deconstructed into grotesque figure is transformed a new motif. Still, the interpretations of 'frame' of my works would be deconstructed into ambiguous boundaries, which means that the frames could comprise the works and their external spaces or to be decompositions of the artworks themselves.
As the result, my artworks approach the experimentation of deconstruction, establishing an inner equilibrium between rational analysis and sentimental interpretations. By exploring these, the processes of deconstruction ubiquitously form personal perceptions for the individual, unconsciously presenting intimate opinions namely the desire, fetish, ambivalence, sadism, obsession or authentic evocations.
CV & Education
Cho, Hui-Chin Artist CV
Art Pseudoname: Cho, Hui-Chin
Website address: www.chin.art
BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (First Class Honours & Dean's List)
2014 – 2018 • London, UK
2018 Steer Prize
2018 CASS ART Painting Prize
2018 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Shortlisted
2017 Rome Art Programme Scholarship
2018 ‘An unlikely assortment of conformity', Galerie Joseph Saint Martin, Paris
2018 Cho, Hui-Chin Solo Show, 92 Pin, Tainan
2018 ‘Consistency: Chaos, Births, Finale, under a sugar-coating’, Soka Art, Tainan
2018 International Photo Expo, ImageNation Paris, Galerie Joseph Saint Martin, Paris
2018 Slade School 2018 Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London
2018 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2017 Scholarship Auction, Rome Art Program, Rome
2017 ARCADIA, Curate: ART|ROOMS, London
2016 Slade Print Fair, UCL, London
2016 First Encounter, Framers Gallery, London
2015 Slade Second Year Show, Woburn Place, London, UK Slade School 2018 Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London