Namwon Choi

Region: South


City / State: Savannah, GA

I chose migrancy because it privileges movement and process, in both space and time, over stability and fixity.

I am a Korean artist who has lived and worked in America for fifteen years. Since my relocation, the idea of transitional states and the notion of in-betweenness have led me to become interested in the network of spaces, especially the highway, a place easily passed through or forgotten. I found myself being between here and there; being in between two countries, and in between affiliation and alienation. I make drawings and monochrome landscape paintings of highways that manifest the space of transience as a means of portraying my life in transition. Then I let my paintings— each fragment, each idea-phrase—react to one another to create whole sentences, describing a fuller view of my experience of in-betweenness in the exhibition space.