Choi Haneyl considers himself an artist, not an activist. As such, he relies on his practice to bring the neglected story of the LGBTQIA+ community to the world, constantly exploring new creative methods and possible expressions. His artworks offer a glance at the Korean queer culture, an opportunity to peep into a world still covered by taboos.
An example is Bulky,
the recent solo exhibition at Arario Museum in Space (Seoul, 2/9/2021- 6/3/2022), where the artist lets the viewer into the gay male bodybuilding culture. At first glance, the sculpture might look like abstract shapes, but the viewer is invited to look further - soon, the indistinct forms will start to suggest more specific figures: men exercising in a visionary gym.