SANG-SIK HONG

Sang © Marciano Contemporary

Right Mouth


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
35 x 90 x 12 cm

Sang Sik Hong Artist | Between blue | straw sculpture lips | Marciano Contemporary Art contemporain Paris

Between Blue


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
100 x 35 x 12 cm

Sang Sik Hong Artist | Three Mouth blue | straw sculpture lips | Marciano Contemporary place des vosges Paris

Three mouth blue


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
100 x 35 x 12 cm


Between Pink


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
100 x 35 x 12 cm

Sang Sik Hong Artiste | Rest 4 armchair | paille sculpture | Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery Paris

Rest 4


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
60 x 80 x 12 cm

Sang Sik Hong Artist | Breath 2 or | straw sculpture bouche lips | Marciano Contemporary Art contemporain Paris

Breath 2 Or


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
90 x 35 x 17 cm

Sang Sik Hong Artiste | Talk Love or | pailles sculptures bouche mouths lips | Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery Place des Vosges

Talk Love Or 


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
33 x 33 x 17 cm (one)

Sang Sik Hong Artist | Five Mouths | straws sculptures bouches | Marciano Contemporary Art Galerie Place des Vosges

Five mouths


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
32 x 160 x 12 cm

Sang Sik Hong Artiste | Gun | paille sculpture revolver | Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery Paris

Gun


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
93 x 55 x 12 cm

Sang Sik Hong Artist | 3 Mouth pink | straw sculpture bouche | Marciano Contemporary Art contemporain Paris

Three mouth pink


Sculpture made of straws
Edition of 5, signed and numbered
100 x 35 x 12 cm

SANG-SIK HONG

BIOGRAPHIE

Sang was born in 1974. Originally from South Korea, he obtained his master’s degree in sculpture at the University of Mokwon, then became a member of the figurative sculpture association of his country. While he was still a student, Sang developed an alternative to art materials that he considered expensive. He therefore decided to replace the plaster and clay of his sculptures with dried noodles. As the years go by, Sang then turns to plastic straws. These are now embodied as the artist’s signature.

Surprising and complex, this material requires a meticulous technique. Placed vertically, one after the other, the straws are arranged in such a way as to create reliefs and figurative motifs. These motifs are chosen by Sang to represent desire and power. These two concepts fascinate him. For him, they embody the semantics of inter-human relations. Pistols or anatomical parts, thus contrast with the material that represents them. The accessibility, the fragility and the pastel colors of the straws, are opposed to the rarity, the rigor and the strength of the concept of power and the sexuality which is intrinsically linked to it.

“Although everyone desires power, only a few can obtain it. Power is the symbol of strength and the object of everyone’s desire since it accompanies many interests. Power is strong, rare and leads to eternity. However, straw, contrary to the properties of power, is a fragile structure accessible to all since it is produced on a large scale and disposable”. – Sang.

Sang’s works are exhibited in Singapore, Switzerland, New York and London. The Marciano Contemporary galleries represent the artist exclusively in France.

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