- Published on Friday, 20 July 2012 19:32
- Written by Super User
Born in Seoul, Elly Cho holds a BA and a MFA from The Slade School of Fine Arts. Elly recently earned a MA from Columbia University. After obtaining her MFA, Elly taught various Visual Art courses as well as theory courses at universities and colleges for seven years in Korea. Her art is an intersection between the Artwork, the Environment and the Viewer. Elly has exhibited her works internationally. Many of her works have been showcased in major collections such as the Seoul Municipal Museum. Most recently, Elly is exhibiting a work called "Going Green" (with the Queens Art Express in NYC), "Ways of Seeing" at the 3D Sculpture Park (in Verbier, Switzerland) and a solo project at the Artside Gallery (in Seoul).
Elly's art reconciles the past with the present, inspiring viewers to reflect on the cultural landscape of their own personal and cultural history. Using various forms of media, Elly creates installations expressing temporal moments, evoking a fundamental recognition of nature and the environment. Elly approaches the subject matter on cultural landscape in a narrative fashion. The places showcased in Elly's art often relates to her own life experiences. Elegant yet familiar atmospheric landscapes stimulate viewers by engaging their imaginations. By blending of spatial and video installations, Elly experiments with contact and communication between the art and the viewers.
Elly's art has three elements:
"Atmospherics" - installations creating an ambience within the viewer's perception
"Nature" - the surrounding environment
"Response" - The response of viewers within the space
Everything occurs in pairs:
Life & Death
Happiness & Sadness
Hope & Fear
Yin & Yang
Love & Hate
This "duality" and the fundamental dichotomy is the lifeblood of Elly's creations. Aiming to evoke a blended exploration of this theme, Elly instills in the viewer a highly charged and nostalgic awareness of things long gone.
Visual Kinematics captures the movement of three's. With the use of Black & White video, Elly engages the viewer in an intimate way. People focus on Nature & the Environment. Times Square is a crowded place of cultural exchange. Times Square is a place to reflect on a particular "Moment". "Moment" is a sight specific video installment depicting a moment of nostalgia. "Moment" provides a deep emotional state using familiar images. The goal is to transport viewers into an imaginative alert and contemporary awareness. Explore nature, people, life and current affairs.