korean artist seo young deok has expanded his opus of bicycle chain artworks with ‘meditation V’, the form of a human face emerging from a sculpted surface. the piece is an addition to a scope of works deok has been creating for years. using miles of metal chains – whether it be from a bicycle or traditional shackles – the material is carefully welded to mimic the organic curves of a torso or fragments of a nose and eyes. one of his pieces of a giant 7-5 meter tall head molded from over GBP25,000 of chain. the work is informed by deok’s interest in crowded markets – at the metro or bus station – as well as elements of buddhist sculptures and paintings. …Read More >>

Meditaion 5, 160x75x30 cm, Iron chain, 2012 (2)