David Choe’s digital still-image Dragon Slayer is based on a recurring motif in the artist’s practice. It combines a comic strip resembling portrait of a young girl with an elaborate, fantastic and detailed ornamental design of a mask resembling a dragon’s head. A more monochrome version of the image was used as cover art for Vice Magazine, The Children of the Dragon Issue, January 2012.
In addition, various renderings of dragon slayer masks and mutations are available through an iPhone app, which allows consumers to superimpose Choe’s works onto their own photography and create their “personalised dragon slayers”.
David Choe lives and works in Los Angeles, California.