Kang Duck-Bong blurs reality

Korean artist Kang Duck-Bong makes sculptures that are going places. At least, they look like they are. He uses hundreds of pieces of PVC pipe that are cut just right and covered in a thick shellac of urethane paint. These are part of Duck-Bong’s solo show, “Disguise” currently on display at Gallery 4Walls in Seoul.

Photography, film, and video are still very young mediums in the history of art, so it’s interesting how they’ve influenced other forms of expression. Would this imagery have been as likely pre-film? Isn’t our familiarity with the moving picture part of why these abstract figures make sense to us?

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