The polystyrene art of Chun Kwang Young

Chun Kwang Young's work

I found Chun Kwang Young via Pinterest. He’s a Korean artist who makes vibrant art from coloured polystyrene. Artsy explained how he makes his art:

Chun Kwang Young is best known for his process-driven “Aggregations”—freestanding sculptures and wall hangings composed of hundreds of tiny polystyrene triangles, which the artist wraps in colored mulberry paper printed in a traditional Korean style. Chun dyes each piece individually with tea and other natural pigments. Once assembled, his works resemble crystal formations or otherworldly, rocky terrains, creating an illusion of depth and coalescence.

Does the red one remind me of COVID-19? Yes. Does that put me off his works? No.

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