Suh Do Ho
Today we're doing something we haven't done in a while and dedicating a whole post to a recent exhibition of one of our favourite artists. We have done a couple of these before, starting with Bridget Riley and also wrote some on Gerhard Richter, Linda McCartney, Carsten Höller, Yayoi Kusama, and Jeff Koons (I've linked them all so feel free to click on the artists' names to check them out!)
Sadly, this particular exhibition of Suh Do Ho's works have finished in London but we thought we'd still post something so you guys can keep your eyes out for his next exhibition around the world.
This exhibition was called "Passage/s" which I thought was fitting, especially after seeing this quote:
"I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the in-between spaces. But without these mundane spaces that nobody really pays attention to, these grey areas, one cannot get from point a to point b."
His words really resonated with me - we tend to focus on working towards our goals, whatever they may be. Of course, I too, have specific goals I would like to achieve and constantly thinking about them, instead of thinking about how to get to them somewhat hinders my progress. So thinking about passages in terms of the journey we take to get somewhere or achieve something was particularly interesting.
The meticulous detail of his works is something that has captivated me since first seeing something of his. I think about the time it would take him to create one door knob or a fire exit sign and it amazes me how the finished installation comes together not just because of the sheer amount of time it would've taken him to create such work but also because of the importance he places on specific details in places he has inhabited.
Hope you enjoyed seeing some bits of this exhibition by Suh Do Ho through us. I'm constantly on the look out for new and exciting exhibitions to see so please leave any suggestions below! See you guys back here next Saturday!