Do-Ho-Suh-sculptures

Great Sculptures by Korean Artist Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist. He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1962. His works is beautiful as well as it is intriguing. From a distance you will mostly love the sculpted lines and figures, but when you look up close it will make you think.

Do Ho Suh leads an itinerant life, hopping from his family home in Seoul (where his father is a major influence in Korean traditional painting) to his working life in New York. His work explores the relation between individuality, collectivity, and anonymity.Do-Ho-Suh-sculpturesDo-Ho-Suh-sculptures4

The artist: Do-ho suh

Do-Ho-Suh-sculptures-cause-effect‘cause and effect’, 2007
installation at the gallery lehmann maupin, new york
image courtesy gallery lehmann maupin
uni-form/s: self portait/s: my 39 years’, 2006
installation at art basel
image courtesy gallery lehmann maupin, new york

Do-Ho-Suh-sculptures-reflection‘reflection’, 2005
large scale installation at the hermes gallery in tokyo.
it consists of two gates made from nylon fabric which are separated by a translucent fabric
‘floor’, appearing to be a reflection. see more images
image courtesy gallery hermes, tokyo

The ‘gate’ is based on the former entrance to his family’s home in seoul, see it here.
it was intended to encourage contemplation on how we remember images and space.
image courtesy gallery hermes, tokyo

Do-Ho-Suh-sculptures-the-screen‘screen’, 2004
installation at the museum for world culture in gothenburg, sweden
image courtesy gallery lehmann maupin, new york

‘screen’ (detail)
image courtesy gallery lehmann maupin, new york

‘paratrooper I’, 2004
installation at the gallery lehmann maupin, new york
image courtesy gallery lehmann maupin

‘paratrooper I’ (detail)
image courtesy gallery lehmann maupin
the perfect home II (detail), 2003
installation at the gallery lehmann maupin, new york
image courtesy gallery lehmann maupin

‘karma’, 2003
installation at the artsonje center, seoul
image courtesy artsonje center

‘who am we?’ (detail) 1996/2001
wallpaper shown in the italian pavilion of venice biennial, 2001

‘who am we?’ (detail)
the portraits are of about 40 000 teenagers and were taken from photographs in the
artist’s high-school yearbooks. at a distance, the faces cannot be distinguished.
on closer viewing dots become recognisable as photographs.

‘floor’ installation, venice art biennial, 2001
in the italian pavilion, viewers were encouraged to walk on a thick glass floor with
thousands of tiny plastic human figures.
they represent the multiple, the diverse, the anonymous mass… supporting and
resisting the floor.

‘floor’ (detail)
a small section of this large ‘floor’ installation has since been cut by the artist and donated
to his father who uses it as a coffee table. see images here

‘some/one’, venice art biennial, 2001
in the korean pavilion the floor is blanketed with a thousands of military nickel dog tags.
evocative of the way an individual soldier is part of a larger troop or military body,
these tags swell to form a hollow, ghost-like suit of a traditional korean dress.

‘some/one’ (detail)
(photographs and via: designboom)