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A Korean artist in Europe

Choi Hyunsoo

Seo Sounjou

CHOI HYUNSOO, The Glove, 1993, collage on canvas, 200 x 200 cm.

It is not surprising that Europe has remained attractive to artists as a cultural and cosmopolitan centre. Korean artists started moving to Europe following the Second World War, yet, despite the increase in their numbers, their relative success and visibility was small. At present, there are only about 450 known Korean artists residing in Europe. Among these only about ten have any commitment with galleries and therefore very few have becomeā€¦

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