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    Save Han Yeol, 1987
    woodcut print
    16.5 × 10.5 cm

    Migratory Birds, 1987
    woodcut print
    24 × 69 cm

    Bachelor, 1987
    woodcut print
    29 × 23 cm

    To My Dearest, 1988
    woodcut print
    70 × 80 cm
    Private collection

     

    Byung-soo Choi (b. 1960, Korea) created the woodcut leaflets Save Han Yeol (1987), which triggered the June Democracy Movement in 1987. He produced the large-scale banner paintings used in the protests, too. Throughout the 1990s, he presented the environment-themed artwork Penguins Are Melting (Kyoto, 1997) in New Zealand, Johannesburg, Paris, and other cities. Recently, his work focuses on the beauty of Korean characters Hangeul as shown in Praying Poles with Consonants and Vowels (Sejong Center for the Performing Art, Seoul, 2013). He presented Portrait of Han Yeol Lee (2010) at the 8th Gwangju Biennale in 2010.