Magazine Sculptures by Yun-Woo Choi
Korean artist Yun-Woo Choi proves old magazines can definitely be used to make more than cut-out collages.
Interested in the invisible and untouchable dimensions of the universe, Choi uses rolled glossy magazines and wire to assemble massive sculptures. He creates solid waves that organically expand within the space. Colourful concretions seem to erupt from walls. Despite their colossal dimensions and incredible tightness, Choi’s pieces are characterised by lightness. They elegantly fluctuate in space like particles assembling in the atmosphere.
Choi says he finds inspiration in works by Anish Kapoor; they both explore organic expression and the perennial shifting between the visible and the invisible, touchable and untouchable. By recycling existing magazines whose short-span communicational life has ended, Choi infuses them with a new surprising power of communication.
Photos courtesy Yun-Woo Choi.