Dae Byu

Public sculpture
Resin, cm

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About the artwork

Born in 1972 in Busan, Korean artist Dae Byu is an excellent visual fable teller. The artist’s sculptures often feature charming anthropomorphised polar bears, which are depicted interacting in ways that are seemingly humane in nature, and appear to possess an understanding of ethics. Through his playful imagery and benevolent ouvre, Byu coaxes us into readdressing issues of global warming and environmental degradation, and reminds us of our role as caretakers of the planet and its living creatures.



About the artist

Byu is an excellent fable teller. His continuous "animal-human" motif is a metaphorical interpretation of modern society, that brings subjects that have been ignored or considered secondary into the foreground, and by doing so he expands the meaning of his visual language into reality. The meaning in his works of art are not predetermined or interpreted in one way, but their potential interpretations become abundant as the artist deals with the proposed issues in an approach to allow various experiences and interpretations based on the viewer's perception. Therefore, his fables are not just illustrating the pressing environmental crisis, but are also softly reminding us that we should take care of every corner of our life, and uphold the memory of animals and fauna that have vanished at the hands of our human actions.

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