Choi So Young is a contemporary artist from Korea. She is best known for her urban landscape compositions made from discarded denim clothing and acrylic paint. She explores city life in range of highly textural and detailed works. Every button, seam, pocket, and belt loop find its place to depict a specific detail of a picture — they become a street, a window or a building. The Korean artist often ‘draws’ her hometown of Busan, the second largest city of the Republic of Korea and its largest port. She has exhibited in many art fairs and her work has sold in auctions at staggering prices. Unfortunately, we have not located a website for her.
Images: Courtesy of Choi So Young.
The sewing machine is the writing tool of textile artist Sara Impey who specializes in machine stitched lettering. The UK-based quiltmaker originally trained as a newspaper journalist inspired by words and narratives. We get an insight on the artist in her interview with Molly Makes:
“I began stitching text in 2004. I had wanted to do so for some time, and tried to find a way of incorporating it into my existing working methods which at the time consisted of elaborate repeated patterns using machine appliqué set against bold geometric backgrounds. I didn’t want the text to be an add-on, but an integral part of the design. My first text-based quilts were simply lists of related words or reproduced verses from Victorian samplers. It was when I started stitching my own writing that I felt I had finally found my ‘voice’ as a quilter – more than thirty years after making my first quilt. It was a very long apprenticeship! The text on my quilts is all free-motion machine stitching, letter by letter. I mention this because these days a lot of people assume it is digital embroidery.”
You can follow the artist on her website. Her book, ‘Text in Textile Art’ is available on Amazon.
Images: Courtesy of Sara Impey.