Artist Do-Ho Suh Creates a Ghostly Fabric Sculptures

The Korean artist Do-Ho Suh explores the concept of home with a dazzling double showcase of new work in Asia at “Home Within Home”. A giant art installation that represents 2 former residences of the artist inside one in the other, a 1:1 scale replica of two houses he has previously lived in. He is famous for his site-specific contemporary art installations that manipulate scale to highlight the malleability of space and expose the points of cultural identity.

Artist Do-Ho Suh Creates a Ghostly Fabric Sculptures

Artist Do-Ho Suh Creates a Ghostly Fabric Sculptures

He exhibited his signature gem-colored fabric modern sculptures under glass: household items rendered priceless with his crafty touch.  He simultaneous shows offer two complementary journeys by the artist to explore the theme of personal space. The translucent organza-like polyester highlights in brilliant color the “invisible memory” of our daily experiences at home.

Artist Do-Ho Suh Creates a Ghostly Fabric Sculptures

Artist Do-Ho Suh Creates a Ghostly Fabric Sculptures

See also: The Pink Lady Marble Sculptures By Defrancesco

Suh selected the fabric, a variety once used in traditional Korean summer wear, “‘because it was cheap and readily available, and I didn’t want to give too much value to the fabric itself”. Suh’s training in traditional Oriental painting and his mandatory service in the South Korean military have significantly influenced his work.

The artworks were so large and complex that Suh used a 3D scanning machine to assure the dimensions were precise. “It is the first time I’ve made such a large fabric sculpture, “says the artist. “It was so challenging, but I think technically we have accumulated so much experience and knowledge that now we could make anything. Even something like the White House”

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