Choi’s works, which are made of mass-produced cheap objects in garish colors, not only have a sense of humor and satire but also a sense of the sublime.
These are stacks of plastic column capitals resembling those from ancient Greece. Coated with chrome in such vivid colors, they shine like chocolates wrapped in foil. The artist motif was to cast the columns of Korean wedding halls that are temples of kitsch with their clumsy imitations of Western classical and Baroque styles and reflect the hasty Westernization that accompanied Korea’s rapid industrialization. Accordingly, Choi’s <Present of the Century> series has satirical and ironic tones.
Source:Moon So-Young, Korea JoongAng Daily