Art made from Cutting Wire Mesh

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park


Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that’s hard to convey in a photograph, but this video on YouTube shows it pretty well. Park just exhibited this month at Blank Space Gallery in New York as part of his latest series Maya (meaning “illusion” in Sanskrit). You can see much more at West Collects. (art newswest collectslavinia tribiani)



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3 responses to “Art made from Cutting Wire Mesh

  1. This is incredible! I haven’t seen anything close to this before.


    • Michael Bradley

      You might want to search my site for ‘art’. I tend to post art made from extreme materials – rubik’s cubes, colored pencils, outdoors, toothpicks, etc. There are some creative people out there with lots of time to sculpt.


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