Kang Sung Hoon
Kang’s sculpture relates back to previous events and situations. His work in which the flow of energy and information comes in and out demonstrates a living system condensing all temporality of generation, growth, and extinction in one space. His sculpture featuring an animal’s bodyline appears stable in structure, but shows some discontinuous parts signifying a rapid change which derives another form and modification. In Kang’s work, this energy, lying in the dynamics of a greater system is specified as the phenomenon of the wind.
His works reconstructed into enormous forms combining thin metal wire are aggregations of his consciousness completing an aesthetic sense. They mainly concern animals, but undoubtedly reflect his perception of an external world, his inner emotion inhabiting the world, and his individual idea and life projected into inside a metallic structure, such reflections give rise to a structure between medium and space, displaying established reality and abstractness simultaneously as sculptural pieces that come into being through long, careful labor and calculation. In this exhibition his sculpture had a structure in which a sense of weight deriving the mass of metal and lines maintaining form extended to space.
KANG SUNG HOON
FOYER BALLROOM AREA, THE RITZ-CARLTON JAKARTA, PACIFIC PLACE