Shoerealism – Bonsai Shoe
Casted glass, gold and silver leaves, enameled pigment
20 x 18 x 28 cm
Cho’s shoe-series of work is called “Shoerealism”. This series started with a Cinderella Beauty contest which he held with his friend who organized a music club event during his Gerrit Rietveld study period. Since then he has been working on this series for more than 30 years. During those years, hundreds of glass shoes with fantastic imagagination have been exhibited. A shoe is a very special object, it can symbolize a one’s dream, it can carry a one’s beauty, it can also represent a one’s journey, and Cho records his inspiration and life memory on this object. Cho applied also Japanese Urushi (Japanese lacquer) to his works that exhibited here.