Art

WOOK JANG CHEUNG

Long Journey Home

Korean sculptor and prolific artist, Wook Jang Cheung, opens "Long Journey Home" at The Shops at Crystals!

Korea’s nationally prominent sculptor Wook Jang Cheung dreams big. His sculptures of elephants, polar bears and deer, which will be on display in his Las Vegas show at The Shops at Crystals, stand more than nine feet tall. Wook’s elongated figures stand on fantastically statuesque legs that seem to have been inspired by an incredible, surrealistic dreamscape as much as the animals themselves.

“Statues stand, I want my work to be in motion, to connote the journey. These figures gaze out at an unseen destination that is beyond our horizon,” said Wook Jang Cheung. 

"Cheung's expansion of form is fluid and elegant. The stainless steel pieces represent strength and endurance.  ‘The Long Journey’ easily resonates in each of us, at any time and any given place, as we all yearn to reach a destination," said Henkel.  “For the artist, the variety in forms ultimately represent life as a metaphor.  The road is a representative model.  Cheung opens up the road to life through his sculptures.  Just as the way journeys do to us, roads, too, can lead us to a model of life.”

The exhibit will be on display until October 13th on the first level of The Shops at Crystals.