About the Artist
Janghan Choi was born in Daejeon, Korea in 1960. He graduated from the Art Education Department at the College of Education in Hannam University, and then from the Western Painting Department of Hongik University Graduate School in 2001.
Choi has had 36 invitational solo and over 450 group exhibitions held in Korea and overseas. He has also served as a judge at major art contests including the Grand Art Exhibition of Korea and Daejeon Metropolitan City Art Competition. Choi has received a myraid of awards including a Grand Prix at the Exhibition of Korean Arts Contest, three Special Award at the Grand Art Exhibition of Korean, and Grand Prize at Korean Arts Grand Competition and Exhibition. Choi also taught at Hannam University, Daejin University and Donga University for over 20 years. He came to the United States in 2017, and he currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife and a son.
My ideas come from reflecting on my life and the lives of people I have known and the relationship between the human beings and nature. I paint their stories that show the inherent nature of human beings and how nature helps human beings inquire, reflect and contemplate their own existence and meaning, and eventually return to the perfection and completeness. The history of humanity has been the story of man’s long struggle to control nature, which has completely changed nature of human beings. The affinity between man and nature is what impress me, and I use techniques of balance, perspective, color to express my feelings and personal reaction to the harmonious coexistence and a perfection of personhood.
Workhouse Arts Center
Building 6, Studio 603
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079