Simsa CHO

Shoerealism “Ribbon – Shoe”


cast glass
Urushi (Japanese lacquer)
gold leaves

25 x 10 x 20 cm

Simsa CHO

Born in 1962
Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Tama Art University

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)
2021, Shoerealism, Glazenhuis Lommel, BE

Group Exhibitions (Selected)
2022, Reborn, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, NL
2017, Glass for ever- Beeldend glas van nu, Gorcums Museum, NL
2016, International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan

Awards and Grants (Selected)
2015, International Glass Prize edition 2 , Glazenhuis Lommel, BE

Cho’s shoe-series of work is called “Shoerealism”. This series started with a Cinderella Beauty contest which he held with his friend who organized a music club event during his Gerrit Rietveld study period. Since then he has been working on this series for more than 30 years. During those years, hundreds of glass shoes with fantastic surrealistic imagagination have been exhibited. A shoe is a very special object, it can symbolize a one’s dream, it can carry one’s beauty, it can also represent a one’s spiritual journey, and Cho records his inspiration and life memory on this object. Cho applied also Japanese Urushi (Japanese lacquer) to some of his recent works in the exhibition.