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Subversion of the Everyday: Artist MyeongBeom Kim Reinterprets Common Objects in Delightful Ways

May 8, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

All images via Myeongbeom Kim

MyeongBeom Kim (previously) builds unique works by combining everyday objects whose purposes are often in stark contrast. The sculptures are created from recognizable pieces such as birthday cake candles, canes, and standard #2 pencils. These objects are reworked to drastically limit their inherent purpose, like the untitled sculpture below in which the Korean artist floats a helium-filled balloon inside of a bird cage. The latex bubble is unable to rise higher than the surrounding metal enclosure, and thus balances within the structure until its eventual deflation.

Kim received his BFA in Environmental Sculpture from the University of Seoul, and his MFA in Sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago. You can see more of the artists work on his website and Instagram. (via Booooooom)

 

 

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