A young Korean artist Choi So Young creates urban landscapes out of old jeans found in second-hand shops. Every button, seam, pocket, and belt loop find its place to depict a specific detail of a picture — they become a street, a window or a building. Choi So Young often 'draws' his hometown of Busan, the second largest city of the Republic of Korea and its largest port. The sea and the mountains surrounding the city are surprisingly realistic. But the most fascinating are high-rise buildings and cramped quarters in the Asian style piled one over another. The works of Choi So Young are sold at auctions at staggering prices.
The personality and biography of the artist remain a mystery, even regarding the sex of the author. We know only to the year of his/her birth — 1980.