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Seung Mo Park, 1969 | Wire Figurative Sculptor

South Korean artist Seung Mo Park 성 명 박 승 모 (朴勝模) creates gorgeous sculptures from tightly wrapped aluminium wire over fibreglass forms.
Park gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Dong A University in Busan, South Korea’s second largest city after Seoul.
Making up Park’s ‘Human’ series, the figures display painstaking attention to detail, from the bone structure and curves of the human bodies, to the delicate strands of hair and the folds and wrinkles of draped clothing.

Park certainly manages to imbue the wire – more usually employed for electrical or industrial purposes – with an organic quality, and some observers have likened the careful arrangement of the wire to the rings of a tree.
While it’s true that in some places there is a smooth, sinuous flow to the metallic lines, in others the patchwork of shapes and angles lends a fascinating texture to the creation.
Park uses the overhead lighting to excellent effect to help create shadows and accentuate the sense of depth.
The meticulousness of Park’s approach is not limited to the placement of each wire strand; the artist has also ensured the pose and position of each figure is beautifully realistic.
Park has sculpted bicycles, musical instruments, furniture and animals using the same technique as part of his ‘Object’ series.

Several exhibitions of his work have been put on in his home country as well as in New York and London. His art has also featured as part of group exhibitions in South Korea, China, India, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. He has a studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Dopo i ritratti, realizzati con reti metalliche, ecco le sculture dell’artista coreano Seung Mo Park,  con filo di alluminio e fibra di vetro.
Le enormi sculture, installazioni dell’artista coreano Seung Mo Park, sono costruite attraverso una tecnica particolare. Per prima cosa esse sono composte da fil di ferro. Egli parte da una fotografia, ci applica sopra gli intrichi di fil di ferro e poi utilizza un metodo sottrattivo tranciando le parti che non gli servono. Il risultato è magistrale e i suoi ritratti colpiscono per la precisione nelle sfumature.