Seo Young-Deok

Seo Young-Deok

Seo Young-Deok was born in 1984 in South Korea, where he still lives and works.

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Artworks

Meditation #975

iron chain (rust) sculpture

Dimensions: Width 225 - 130 cm - Height 275 cm
Year: 2017

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Meditation #210

stainless chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 77 - 71 cm - Height 95 cm
Year: 2017

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Anguish #385

iron chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 101 - 60 cm - Height 84 cm
Year: 2017

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Despair 205

Stainless chain

Dimensions : Width 70x70 cm - Height 90 cm
Year : 2016

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Nirvana 290

Iron chain rust

Dimensions : Width 80x43 cm - Height 180 cm
Year : 2016

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Meditation 15

Stainless chain, outdoor sculpture

Dimensions: Width 130 cm - Depth 70 - Height 200 cm
Year: 2016

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Nirvana 1

iron roller chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 50 cm - Depth 40 - Height 110 cm
Year: 2016

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Anguish 17

Iron chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 40 cm - Height 170 cm
Year: 2016

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Anguish 20

Stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 90x70 cm - Height 190 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 12

Iron chain

Dimensions: Width 75x75 cm - Height 85 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 10

Iron chain

Dimensions: Width 50x30 cm - Height 177 cm
Year: 2015

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Meditation 17

Iron chain

Dimensions: Width 90x90 cm - Height 110 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 24

Iron chain

Dimensions: Width 65x65 cm - Height 130 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 11

Iron chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 75 cm - Height 80x60 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 25

Stainless chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 120x80 cm - Height 40 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 19

Iron chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 70x75 cm - Height 95 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 15

Stainless chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 40x45 cm - Height 70 cm
Year: 2015

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Anguish 23

Stainless chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 30x30 cm - Height 50 cm
Year: 2014

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Self Portrait 3

Iron chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 75x30 cm - Height 110 cm
Year: 2014

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Anguish 18

Stainless chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 45x70 cm - Height 95 cm
Year: 2013

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Seo Young-Deok Curriculum

Seo Young-Deok graduated in 2008 from the University of Seoul's environmental sculpture department, and today creates hyper-realistic, life-size sculptures of human figures fashioned exclusively from welded chains taken from industrial machinery and bicycles.

Through his work of creatively repurposing of the iron chain, an element which has played a central role in the development of the industrial world, Seo explores the relationship between humans and their environment. He has been inspired by stark contrast between his rural upbringing in Korea and the urban lifestyle he later experienced as an adult.

Seo Young-Deok is primarily concerned with the human body, and, through his pieces, elaborates narratives based on the substantial understanding of formation. Rather than presented outright, these human and life stories are inferred through the molded poses and expressions of his figures. Seo Young-Deok considers the human as the essential element and main motif in his work, regardless of the sculpture and its story.

His studio is filled with figures representing the human body in various sizes, each with its own story and expression. Seo Young-Deok sculpts both of male and female subjects in a number of poses and postures, from sculpted heads to busts, torsos, and standing figures, reflecting his driving interest in the form of the human body. Most his figures are nude and, though formed from welded steel, seem almost to be carved or modelled from a malleable material or. Instead, his sculptures are made by welding individual pieces of iron together, and Young-Deok Seo is faithful to the conventional methods of drawing, modeling, casting, and welding to create his pieces, and completes all the finishing touches personally.

He has worked with White Room since 2014.

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Seo Young-Deok Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition

Seo Young Deok in Capri

August 20 - September 13, 2015 - First solo exhibition in Italy

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