Permanent Collection

Flower Horse

Choi Jeong Hwa

Details

One of Japan’s most beautiful and historical boulevards, Kanchogai Street, commonly called Stallion Street was, until the end of WWII, the site of a war horse supply center for the Imperial Japanese Ministry of War. Choi Jeong Hwa’s horse monument, covered with flower patterns, exhibited in the exterior event space adjoining this boulevard, is an alignment with the long historical relationship between Towada City and the horse, the seasonal changes in flowers blossoming along this street, and the future prosperity of Towada. Its grand 5.5m height and vivid coloring create a bold contrast against the white, minimalist architecture. Internationally acclaimed in fields as various as art direction and interior design, Choi creates dynamic and extraordinary pieces inspired by daily life. Choi’s work uses motifs intrinsic to Korean culture, and images commonly found around the city, humorously highlighting aspects of life that would usually pass unnoticed.

Artist

Choi Jeong Hwa (Korea)

Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1961. Graduated from Hongik University. Lives and works in Seoul.

Permanent Collection

Street Furniture

Art Square