Kang Duk Bong

Disguise 3, 2017
PVC Pipe ,Urethane Paint, 58 x 26 x 68 cm

USD 7,900 – 11,300

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About the artwork

A man is shown to be riding a bicycle in this work by Kang Duk Bong. The artist uses PVC pipes covered with a thick shell of urethane paint in his sculptures, in which each pipe is painted a different hue to bring about an extraordinary effect. The process creates incredible movement, as despite the sculpture being stationary, the multiple colours combine to create a unique effect in which figures appear blurred and perpetually in motion. Kang’s works aim to explore the notion of the time and space dynamic, and his works are collected by MBC Culture Hill, the National Museum of Contemporary Art - Art Bank (Gwacheon) and other prominent institutions.



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.

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