Seo Young Deok's Incredible Sculptures From Chains

Seo Young Deok is an artist from Korea well known for his wire sculptures. His creations are human bodies carefully made from metal chains. These figures are of different dimensions and seem to carry live stories of real people. Most of the time they have a sad expression. The presence of the metal could be interpreted as humanity affected by industrialisation. Each piece is meticulously added by hand making the result to look impeccable. The weight of the metal leads to a discomfort and powerlessness of the characters who are stuck in their own bodies. Seo Young Deok finds inspiration in Antony Gormley works, they are both studying the human vulnerability.

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