Kang Duk Bong

Disguise 2 , 2017
PVC Pipe ,Urethane Paint, 60 x 22 x 85 cm

USD 7,900 – 11,300

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About the artwork

This sculpture depicts a man riding a unicycle, whose arms are outstretched dynamically. In depicting the man’s attire, Kang Duk Bong uses both warm yellow and cool toned blue, which create a vibrant visual contrast that imbues the work with life. The sense of energy is furthered by the artist’s unique materials, specifically PVC pipes covered with a thick shell of urethane paint. Each pipe is painted a different hue, with the multiple colours causing the figure to appear in rapid motion despite being stationary. Kang’s sculptures are captivating in their form and technique, and explore the time and space dynamic in a uniquely 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.

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