Young Deok Seo's Stunning Artwork Speaks to the Human Condition

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 15, 2016
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Young Deok Seo, an artist who's based in South Korea, has been crafting chain sculptures for some time now -- working continuously to push his projects to make use of the material in ways never thought possible.

In order to create each, he arduously links chains together to form minute details that can only be achieved with a careful hand and unprecedented patience. The work of Young Deok Seo varies, however each takes on a lifelike appearance.

While the figures of some are constructed in full, the artist leave limbs and other parts missing from some of his chain sculptures as well -- making for a nightmarish and futuristic result. Although some stand strong, Young Deok Seo seems to specialize in crafting chain sculptures that are bent over in sadness, giving them a poetic connotation.