Do Ho Suh creates sculptures of home appliances and architecture completely out of sewn polyester. He makes blueprints of the pieces before meticulously assembling each one. They are impressively detailed, as in the traditional Korean archway which features embroidered dragons (pictured below). Each installation is like a phantom of the building or appliance it represents, asking the viewer to consider their relationship to their constructed environment. The work also calls into question the function of the item, as one imagines sitting on a polyester toilet, presumably without much success.
Image 1 © Do Ho Suh Image 2 © Lehmann Maupin Gallery Image 3 © Sarah Shaw Image 4 © Kimchi Soul Blog Image 5 © Do Ho Suh and Lehmann Maupin Gallery Image 6 © Chase Daniel Photography Image 7,8 © Taegsu Jeon