in Frieze Seoul | 31 AUG 22

Christopher Lew’s Five Favourite Works from Frieze Viewing Room

The Chief Artistic Director of the Horizon Art Foundation (Los Angeles) shares his top works from the Frieze Seoul 2022 edition

in Frieze Seoul | 31 AUG 22

Mire Lee 
Eyes of the Grapes, 2022 

$ 20,000 
Tina Kim Gallery 

I was thrilled to encounter Mire's work in the Venice Biennale and this haunting piece only made me wish I had also seen her MMK Frankfurt show. 

Mire Lee  Eyes of the Grapes, 2022  Concrete  $ 40,000  Tina Kim Gallery 
Mire Lee, Eyes of the Grapes, 2022. Presented by Tina Kim Gallery 

Shara Hughes 
Radiant Yet Murky, 2022 

Oil and dye on canvas 
Galerie Eva Presenhuber 

I had the pleasure of working with Shara during the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and I think her paintings are more mesmerizing than ever. 

Shara Hughes  Radiant Yet Murky  2022  Oil and dye on canvas  172.5 x 152.5 cm / 68 x 60 in  © Shara Hughes  Courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber  Photo: Stan Narten, JSP ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Shara Hughes, Radiant Yet Murky, 2022. Oil and dye on canvas. © Shara Hughes. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber. Photo: Stan Narten, JSP ART PHOTOGRAPHY 

Laetitia Yhap 
Tom Twice, 1976
Charcoal on Paper 
$ 5,700 
Tabula Rasa 

I'm probably biased because I had the honor of co-curating the Focus Asia section for Frieze Seoul, but Laetitia Yhap's work was a discovery for me – and this drawing is so deeply poignant. 

Laetitia Yhap, Tom Twice, 1976  Charcoal on Paper  $ 5,700  Tabula Rasa
Laetitia Yhap, Tom Twice, 1976. Presented by Tabula Rasa 

Ellie’s fly, 2013
Lambda print mounted on aluminum 
Edition 3, $10-20k 

What I love about Chim↑Pom is their ability to create works that are simultaneously threatening and captivating. 

Chim Pom
Chim↑Pom, Ellie’s fly, 2013, presented by ANOMALY

Cody Choi 


Cody has such extraordinary skill at combining pop imagery, personal experience and cultural identity – and often with great humor. 

Cody Choi, DATABASE PAINTING, ANIMAL TOTEM, KITTY #2207002355, presented by PKM

About Christopher Lew 
Christopher Y. Lew is the Chief Artistic Director of the Horizon Art Foundation in Los Angeles as well as Chief Artistic Director of Outland, a platform dedicated to fostering critical conversations around digital technologies and NFTs. He has 15 years of experience working at American museums and is a former curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art where he oversaw the emerging artist program and was co-curator of the 2017 Whitney Biennial. 

About Frieze Viewing Room 

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