Korean sculptor, Young-Deok Seo, creates sculptures from reclaimed chains from bicycles and other objects. I can’t think of a better way to recycle metal than to create interesting sculptures from it. But Seo’s work isn’t just something cool to look at. There is a meaningful message behind his work. Each link in the chain represents a cell in the human body. He takes the chains and welds them into human shapes.
The solo show was called Modern Times Infection. That may sound a little morbid, but the message is clear. Comment and tell us what you think? Do you get the message behind these sculptures?
A statement from SODA Gallery: “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.”