Cody Choi, visual artist and cultural theorist was born in Seoul in 1961.
He attended Korea University Sociology major, Korea and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA.
He taught at New York University, New York, USA from 1994 - 2004 and Hongik University, Seoul, Korea from 2004 - 2011. His artwork has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, USA and Asia.
I stole his experience in order to have a future experience” (2000). “To steal” also implies stealth, as in hunting, but also as in hiding.
Stowaway in the Oedipal moment is secret cargo of pre-Oedipal provenance in which doubling for nothing covers indigestible losses, separations, evacuations.
So much more steals its way into Choi’s art (for which the father/son moment of reversal serves as another digestive enzyme) – so much more presses for metabolization.
It is not begging, this question, what is it that Choi’s Database Paintings are metabolizing.
Now, near the end of the second decade of the 21 century, he stares himself down as it creates him back.