Disguise 7-1 (Standing)
PVC Pipe ,Urethane Paint, 70 x 10 x 46 cm
About the artwork
This sculpture by Korean artist Kang Duk Bong depicts a couple locked in an embrace. The work is created using Kang’s signature method of PVC pipes covered in a thick shell of urethane paint, which are each painted a different hue. The artist skillfully conveys the intensity and passion of this intimate moment captured through this technique, as it causes the figures to appear blurred, generating a strong sense of dynamism. Additionally, this is reinforced by his use of warm and cool toned colours, further imbuing the work with vibrancy. Kang aims to explore human relationships and communication in his art, and this work encapsulates a sense of love and intimacy in a distinctly contemporary form.
About the artist
Kang Duk Bong, born in 1979 in South Korea, graduated from the Department of Sculpture in the University of Seoul, South Korea. Kang is renowned for his sculptures which look as though they are in motion. He makes use of PVC pipes covered with a thick shell of urethane paint in his sculptures, each pipe is painted a different hue to bring about an extraordinary effect. The process creates incredible movement, figures appearing blurred and perpetually in motion with multiple colours combining to create a unique blurred effect. Kang aims to deal with human relationships and communication in his art. According to Kang, holes ignite curiosity within people because, regardless of age or gender, one always wonders what is on the other side of them. He believes that we should be just as curious about what is on another person's mind. In his opinion, the rise of social networks has decreased the amount of concrete and genuine personal conversation.The holes also represent the void within ourselves that we helplessly try to fill.Go to Kang Duk Bong's profile ›