Seo Young Deok is a South Korean sculptor whose works are created by welding together thousands of tiny metal chain links. His massive, solemn figures are meticulously put together, and yet convey a sense of fleetingness—the solemn, fragmented faces and torsos seemingly at risk of dissolving back into the tangled ether from which they came. A reflection on the brevity of individual consciousness, perhaps? Or a meditation on the challenges inherent to living in an increasingly industrialized society? The video below is of his exhibition Dystopia, which displayed at Insa Art Space/Arko Art Centre in Seoul in October. The video below is of his exhibition Dystopia, which displayed at Insa Art Space/Arko Art Centre in Seoul in October.
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