The artist in the second week of our weekly Inspiring Artist Series is Do-Ho Suh.
Do-Ho Suh is originally from South Korea before relocating to New York. He is known for trying to defy perceptions, conventional notions of scale and location and manipulating the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space.
His most recent exhibit is at the Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong during November 14, 2013 - January 25, 2014 and is entitled: “Specimen Series”
The Specimen Series was created as a way for Do-Ho Suh to remember his New York City apartment and all of the items in it. He made them all true to scale and used his mental memory to recall what he remembered about each piece. The pieces are made with transparent fabric with lighting to highlight their transparency.
“Suh believes an individual’s particular memory of space can be captured by these everyday objects…an item’s place and form within the home creates a familiarity within one’s spatial dynamic.” -Lehmann Maupin
Check out the exhibition website here: http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/exhibitions/do-ho-suh#3