fictitious biological beings existing in a timeless flux characterize the work of u-ram choe. kinetic sculptures bear the names and narratives of classic scientific rhetoric while breathing and floating into metallic sunsets. entrails of nuts and bolts and wings of razor-sharp steel shift through a multitude of realities in model, drawing, and diagrammatic form. somehow simultaneously familiar and otherworldly, the creatures of u-ram choe possess a compositional flow contrasted by their mechanical limbs. insects look like dragons and birds like sea creatures unified through an exquisite conglomeration of cells and scales into new hybridized scientific classifications of form and movement, nature and machine.
photo: keizo kioku