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Seo Young Deok’s Larger-Than-Life Nude Sculptures Are Upcycled From Thousands of Bike Chains

Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 20, 2011 @ 11:00 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Features | 2 Comments

Korea, dystopia, chain sculptures, upcycled, upcycled art, metal art, recycled art, green art, sustainable art, sustainable design, green design, eco design, chains, Seo Young Deok, nude sculptures, anthony gormley [1]

Deok is particularly interested to portray the modern human’s plight in the context of industrialization [2]. His larger-than-life nude sculptures, painstakingly welded out of used chains, portray sometimes broken, often people, using a material that exemplifies our mechanized world. Taking inspiration from the British artist Anthony Gormley, Deok has personified our struggles in the most beautiful way we have ever seen. Please go to his website, where you will find dozens of images of this exhaustive body of upcycled [3] work.

+ Seo Young Deok [4]

Via Yatzer [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/Seo-Young-Deok-Dystopia-1.jpg

[2] industrialization: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrialisation

[3] upcycled: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upcycling

[4] + Seo Young Deok: http://blog.naver.com/duck8383

[5] Yatzer: http://www.yatzer.com/seo-young-deok-chain-sculptures

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