Understanding my own work in context of other artists

Currently in sculpture I’m working on combining everyday objects with aspects of human anatomy, I have mainly experimented with plaster, silicone and liquid latex.

Contemporary artist- Xooang Choi

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Xooang Choi – The Islet of Asperger Type, β…₯, 2009, photo via koreanartistproject.com

Xooang Choi is a hyperrealist sculptor, who is based in South Korea and obtained his postgraduate in sculpture from Seoul National University in 2005. His sculptures made from a mix of clay and resin and painted with fleshy tones combines hyperrealism as well as surrealism.

He takes body parts out of context to create disturbing and thought-provoking pieces


I felt like Choi’s work inks very well with my own current practice as I am also trying to push the boundaries of preconceived notions and boundaries of human anatomy. After looking at his portfolio I was particularly inspired by the way his sculptures are painted.

Historic Artist – Alberto Giacometti

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Alberto Giacometti with his sculptures 1956

The swiss sculptor, Alberto Giacometti, created work inspired by the human condition. Said to be one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century his strong and distinctive style makes his work feel cohesive and it is almost like they have a familial bond.

Standing Woman
c.1958–9 – image taken from the Tate website

Although my work and Giaometti’s work do not share many similarities visually, I find his philosophies very interesting and inspiring. Giacometti used his work to raise questions about the human condition which is something I also strive to do through my work.


Xooang Choi | Widewalls

Alberto Giacometti 1901–1966 | Tate

β€˜Standing Woman’, Alberto Giacometti, c.1958–9, cast released by the artist 1964 | Tate

Tate Modern to Display Rarely Seen Giacometti Sculptures | artnet News

Author: Daizi Davies

My name is Daizi Davies and I am 19 years old from Cardiff. I like to draw inspiration for my art from my personal life and the challenges I face day to day. I like to experiment with many different mediums but the common link that all my work has is that it is highly autobiographical. My main aim with anything I create is to tell a story and make whoever is viewing it feel something. I am currently studying Fine Art at DeMontford University and I hope to grow as an artist as well as learn new things that will help me in my future as an artist.

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