Seo Young-Deok

Seo Young-Deok

Born in 1983 in South Korea, Seo Young-Deok lives and works in his country.

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Artworks

Meditation 130

stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 75 x 43 cm - Height 110 cm
Year: 2019

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Meditation 1039

Stainless chain sculpture

Dimensions: Width 172x113 cm - Height 300 cm
Year: 2019

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Despair 205

Stainless chain

Dimensions : Width 90x80 cm - Height 90 cm
Year : 2016

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Meditation 399

stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 104x87 cm - Height 121
Year: 2019

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Meditation 433

stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 128x120 cm - Height 200 cm
Year: 2019

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Meditation 97

stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 46x30 cm - Height 88 cm
Year: 2018

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Anguish 295

Stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 80x73 cm - Height 95 cm
Year: 2018

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Anguish 190

Iron chain rust

Dimensions: Width139x82 cm - Height 48 cm
Year: 2018

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Vanitas 410

Iron chain rust

Dimensions: Width 116x75 cm - Height 90 cm
Year: 2018

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Meditation 75

Stainless chain

Dimensions : Width 60x30 cm - Height 95 cm
Year: 2017

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Meditation 115

Iron chain

Dimensions : Width 45x30 cm - Height 90 cm
Year : 2017

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Anguish 255

Iron Chain

Dimensions: Width 92x63 cm - Height 67 cm
Year: 2018

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Nirvana 163

Stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 165x57 cm - Height 101 cm
Year: 2018

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Nirvana 213

Stainless chain

Dimensions: Width 50x40 cm - Height 182 cm
Year: 2018

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Nirvana 357

Iron chain

Dimensions: Width 84x75cm - Height 181 cm
Year: 2018

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The Thinker 275

Iron chain

Dimensions: Width 58x67 cm - Height 110 cm
Year: 2018

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Nirvana 290

Iron chain rust

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

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Anguish 24

Iron chain

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

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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 collaborates with Liquid art system since 2014.

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Seo Young-Deok Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition

Unchained - Open Air Exhibition

Capri | June - October 2019

Exhibition

Art in Garden in Ireland

Russborough Houselands and Parklands : Giacinto Bosco, Peppe Perone, Paolo Staccioli and Seo Young-Deok

Art Fairs

Liquid art system at Art Wynwood 2019

February 14-18 | 2019

Exhibition

Dystopia

Seo Young Deok in Venice - 27th March 2019

Exhibition

Seo Young Deok in Capri

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

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