Choi Jeong-Hwa - Elevating dumpster diving to high art. I believe that everything is art. Every material found in the kitchen, your room, the streets — everything in everyday life can be art. So I can’t say for sure what kind of an artist I am.
In 1989. I couldn’t really draw so I didn’t think I could become a painter, but I really liked walking. So I used to walk between streets and narrow alleys and discover garbage piles and construction sites. I realized that “normal” people built and created things better than artists or professionals. Plus, what they were making was more natural. I decided against becoming an artist and decided instead to be an ordinary person who thinks like an artist.