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 

Frieze Viewing Room is a free digital platform bringing a selection of Frieze Seoul's galleries, artworks and programming to online audiences across the globe.