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Seo Young-Deok is a Korean artist who creates sculptures using tightly knit configurations of welded bicycle chains and industrial steel chains.

What Seo Young-Deok’s sculptures exhibit is the anxieties of the modern human and especially the anxieties of the younger generation. Thus, his works have a strong sociological meaning that reflects upon the fragmented world we live in.

We might also go as far as to say that the fact that he is using the chain, a form of linkage, is an attempt to present the natural form as one with the manmade and the mechanized. In other words, today, technology and industry are part of life.

You can follow Seo Young-Deok on Instagram and his website.