Seung Mo Park Makes Steel Come Alive

 - Apr 17, 2012
References: westcollects.org & thisiscolossal
It's almost unbelievable how Korea-based sculptor Seung Mo Park gives his mesh wire portraits a human feeling. Park created these giant portraits by cutting layer after layer of mesh wire. The work is called MAYA, which means "illusion" in Sankrit. MAYA is the third phase of a trajectory of conceptual works wherein Park deals with reality, illusion and existence.

Each of Park's works begin with a photograph, which is superimposed over the mesh wires. After setting up the work perfectly, Park slowly cuts away areas of mesh using a subtractive technique. All the mesh wire portraits are several centimetres and build up in layers, which gives them a unique, almost 3D effect. The light that is shining on the portraits from behind makes the steel constructions come alive even more.