Korean Art takes Centre Stage at The Peninsula Chicago

Korean Art takes Centre Stage at The Peninsula Chicago

One of the most dynamic and well-known Korean contemporary artists, Choi Jeong Hwa, presents Alchemy, curated by Pearl Lam Galleries.

The installation will be displayed in The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago through to March 2016, as a part of a public art project. This is the first time the esteemed artist has exhibited in the USA; with little in the way of Korean art displayed within America, this is rare opportunity for US art lovers. 

Choi Jeong Hwa is renowned for his colourful installations using materials often sourced in Korean street markets. The 24 piece artwork consists of LED lights, plastic bowls and steel, in 24 “totem pole” pillars. On initial viewing, the strong design elements and colours of Choi Jeong Hwa's works seem like Pop Art; however, his works involve finding and exploring the intrinsic value hidden beneath the surface. 

The Peninsula Hotels take pride in highlighting their destination cities and this project is an ideal way to showcase Chicago at the heart of the global contemporary art scene. 

For more information please contact: Alicia Manji