“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci. What you see here looks quite simple, but after you scratch the surface you’ll find the little complexities that bind these metal sculptures together. Inspired by Picasso’s small, abstract animal drawings, Lee Sangsoo thinks of his craft as a form of “drawing in the air”. His sculptures vary in size from very small to giant beasts more than 2 times bigger than an adult human. Colors immediately strike the moment you lay your eyes on Sangsoo’s sculptures made out of long strips of metal and a bit of resin and stainless steel. A complementary palette connects each piece beautifully creating a certain flow of colors. “Lines, planes, and colors are important elements that work in my work. The lines drawn in the two-dimensional sketchbook determine the large flow and form of the work, and it becomes three-dimensional in the three-dimensional space. depending on the flow, the thickness of the lines may be rhythmically thickened or thinned.”
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Metal sculptures by Lee Sangsoo
‘Stretching Siamese Cat’ 56×21×52(h)cm – 2021
Dachshund, 2021, 60x15x30(h)cm
‘Cat With a Ball’ 2021, urethane paint on stainless steel, 3200x1000x1800(h)mm
‘Silver Poodle’, 2021, 61x19x51(h)cm
Public art by Lee Sangsoo