April 16, 2010

David Choe: Artist Statement & Studio Pictures


APRIL 23RD - MAY 23, 2010

320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210





Photos by Brandon Shigeta

Artist Statement

I am a typical artist, so I’m definitely my own worst enemy, my irritable bowel syndrome being a close second,  I self destruct constantly, I suicide bomb my own shit weekly, and destroy everything that is good and pure in my life.

I love and hate la. I was born and raised here, this is the city where I first fought, fucked , farted, and rioted . I fucking love the shit out  of this city and I hate it with all my heart. This is the city that never gave me an art show so I had to exhibit at an ice cream parlor. I want to burn this city to the ground. This is the city that came out in hundreds to see my movie premiere and made my parents proud. I want to face fuck this city. Either way It’s been way too long los angeles, and I’m sorry I had to leave in the first place, but you were really annoying the shit out of me, but I forgive you , I’m sorry I left you when you needed me most, ive seen these horrible atrocious art shows you’ve been subject to, I seen these wacked out gimmicky douchey group shows and art walks you been sexually and mentally harassed by , and I’m here to tell you,I’m coming soon, and maybe you’ll appreciate me and not take me for granted this time . lets make the dysfunction work for us, ok ? I promise to try harder if you try harder. It’s been 6 long years since my last show here when you fucked me and I left you. in that time I seen things, I’ve heard things, I’ve felt things I’ve never felt before, I been hitchikng all over the globe , I been to Japanese jails, African jungles, Chinese torture chambers, the whitehouse, and to all 7 levels of hell and Back . In april 2010 I will have my first solo art show in BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA with Lazarides .I will take all my love all my hate all my pain all my rage, all my suffering and all my skills and experience ive collected over the years everything I’ve learned in every medium from watercolors to oils to spraypaint I’m gonna express everything I feel about this city and what it is to live and die and be born again in the city of angels…. los angeles I’m coming home and when I come this time, I’m gonna come harder than I ever have before.  

--daivd choe koreatown,los angeles MARCH 2010