bicycle chain sculptures by seo young deok
oct 02, 2012
bicycle chain sculptures by seo young deok


‘meditation V’ by seo young deok

korean artist seo young deok has expanded his opus of bicycle chain artworks with ‘meditation V’, the form of a human face emerging
from a sculpted surface. the piece is an addition to a scope of works deok has been creating for years. using miles of metal chains –
whether it be from a bicycle or traditional shackles – the material is carefully welded to mimic the organic curves of a torso or
fragments of a nose and eyes. one of his pieces of a giant 7-5 meter tall head molded from over GBP25,000 of chain. the work is informed by
deok’s interest in crowded markets – at the metro or bus station – as well as elements of buddhist sculptures and paintings.


the material is molded to mimic the fine details of the human form


miles of bicycle chain were used to create the artwork


a detail image of the bicycle chain


‘anguish IV’


other types of chain are also used to create the pieces


a detail of the sculpture


the work is informed by the artist’s interest in crowded markets and buddhist sculpture


‘dystopia’

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