New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young-Deok Seo

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

New Bicycle Chain Sculptures by Young Deok Seo sculpture chains bicycles

Korean sculptor Young-Deok Seo has been busy since first appearing here back in 2011. The artist has continued working almost exclusively with welded chains reclaimed from bicycles and elsewhere. Seo most recently exhibited at SODA Gallery in Istanbul. A statement from that show:

Seo Young Deok’s work aims to reflect the disease-like contamination we experience caused by materials in our society, he hopes to reveal the amount of suffering it places on the modern-day human. To express this, he utilized metal chains to create the modern man. Chains were made by our civilization and created through mass production, yet it is also just one accessory, one part in a massive piece of machinery. He considered each part of the chain a human cell and used the chains to create a human figure. Thus, this being’s form has been created in contamination by materials in our current world.

You can follow more of his work over on Facebook. (via my modern met)

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