If you thought your apartment had no privacy, check out Do Ho Suh's see-through pad. The Korean artist used beautiful, breezy fabrics to replicate his first NYC apartment, and the result is quite ethereal. On view now at the Contemporary Austin, the colorful model of Suh's one-time 348 West 22nd Street home displays an incredible level of detail thanks to his transparent medium.
Like most of the artist’s large scale installations, Suh’s current work is inspired by personal experiences, taking the viewer on a voyage from his childhood in Seoul through his move to the US in 1991. According to Suh, the exhibit reflects the varied definitions of home and how physical dwellings can affect us for the rest of our lives.
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Suh’s “Home” series uses colorful, sheer fabric to re-create his compact NYC apartment‘s rooms and corridors in astonishing detail. Because he used multi-colored polyester fabric and stainless steel tubing, the cloth version of Suh’s Big Apple abode is transparent and airy.
The NYC apartment replica is just one of three installations currently on display. The “Specimen Series” features brightly-lit home appliances such as a radiator, a toilet, and a stove “glowing” in a dark room. The “Net-Work” installation is a large fishing net sculpture inspired by the traditional Japanese seaside village.
Do Ho Suh’s exhibition will be at the Contemporary Austin Gallery until January 11, 2015.
Via My Modern Met