Do-Ho Suh - I think one of the most important aspects of...

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Do-Ho Suh is a Korean artist who is probably most recognized for his installations relating to some of the various places he has lived. Do-Ho Suh was born in the year 1962 in Seoul, Korea and managed to get his bachelors and masters degree in the Seoul National University and even served his required service to the South Korean military. After fulfilling his military term, he chose to move to the United States so he could further his artistic studies at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and even Yale. Do-Ho Suh is famous for his numerous large scale sculptures and installations where he often chooses themes that relate to space and human relationships while frequently using transparent material that forces the viewer to stress the importance of what cannot be seen.
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Unformatted text preview: I think one of the most important aspects of his work is the ability to transform his raw emotions into an incredible form of installation art. Simply because he was homesick while in New York he decided to create the Seoul Home to remind him of what it felt like of being back home in Seoul. Or another example being the paratrooper sculpture series he created to emphasize the relationship between army troops landing on foreign soil to the similarities of him coming to the foreign country of the United States. Because Do-Ho Suh is able to make many of these sculptures and installations based on his own experiences, it is one of the most important aspects that makes him so unique and his artwork that much more influential in the world today....
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course ART HISTOR 271 taught by Professor Sapin during the Spring '08 term at Western Washington.

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