Doors was an enormous 10-story public art installation made from 1,000 reused doors by South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa.
Choi discusses his process over on the Creators Project where he talks about becoming a public installation artist because he was unable to draw or paint, but would instead spend much of his time walking around the city discovering interesting trash and discarded objects and photographing it “Doors” is a ten-storey public art installation made from 1,000 reused doors by South Korean artist and designer Choi Jeong-Hwa. It was built in Soeul, South Korea back in 2009 and probably holds the record for the most doors in a single building. I don’t know about you guys, but I would be scared just navigating inside it – one wrong door and you could end up flying.
Choi Jeong-Hwa in his interview to The Creators Project:
“In 1989. I couldn’t really draw so I didn’t think I could become a painter, but I really liked walking. So I used to walk between streets and narrow alleys and discover garbage piles and construction sites. I realized that “normal” people built and created things better than artists or professionals. Plus, what they were making was more natural. I decided against becoming an artist and decided instead to be an ordinary person who thinks like an artist”