The Korean artist Do-Ho Suh explores the concept of home with a dazzling double showcase of new work in Asia at “Home Within Home”. A giant art installation that represents 2 former residences of the artist inside one in the other, a 1:1 scale replica of two houses he has previously lived in. He is famous for his site-specific contemporary art installations that manipulate scale to highlight the malleability of space and expose the points of cultural identity.
He exhibited his signature gem-colored fabric modern sculptures under glass: household items rendered priceless with his crafty touch. He simultaneous shows offer two complementary journeys by the artist to explore the theme of personal space. The translucent organza-like polyester highlights in brilliant color the “invisible memory” of our daily experiences at home.
Suh selected the fabric, a variety once used in traditional Korean summer wear, “‘because it was cheap and readily available, and I didn’t want to give too much value to the fabric itself”. Suh’s training in traditional Oriental painting and his mandatory service in the South Korean military have significantly influenced his work.