CHO HUI CHIN

Cho, Hui-Chin is a contemporary artist, best known for her figurative paintings and sculptures as the grotesque iconography of infants depicted in a metaphorical and id-iosyncratic visual language. Cho (born in 1994, lives and works in London and Par-is) finished her Bachelor at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London with first-class Honours and the dean’s list, and Royal College of Art. She has devel-oped her artistic practice from a multi-fertilisation of disciplines across paintings, drawing, sculptures, prints, videos and text works to allude ideas, systems and expe-rience as the bodies of artworks through the juxtaposition of questioning the stability of the materiality and our place within it.

Through the art practice of these different fields, Cho’s practice is research based and interdisciplinary, involving the relation between materials and the dilemma of using materials, and the relation between act of writing itself being the research and activity shaping the argument. Cho also explores how metaphors are overlaid and in-tegrated into our ordinary perception of items and literatures, simultaneously depict-ing the manifestation of responding to the metaphors hidden in the materials. With the multicultural circumstance, an amalgam of materials and languages of diverse fields act to prompt metaphysical dialogues regarding the distortion of figurative motifs and the leitmotifs about the rhetoric of political and ethical discourse along-side the iconography of babies whilst the motif sustains her works.

Her works are concerned with a miscellany of incongruous figures, motifs and frag-ments forming a narrative, that is grotesque but still compelling, and questioning the argument with the concerns of metaphysical perspectives, politics, ethics, humanity and community.. Cho’s inquisitive artistic practices are embodied in her introspec-tion and a reflection on humanity, desire, fetish, ambivalence, sadism and obsession. Cho Hui-Chin’s works have been exhibited and collected widely including solo shows and biennials in London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Hamburg, Slovenia, Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, Fukuoka and Tokyo.