Three-Dimensional Magazine Sculptures Defy All Boundaries

Korean Yun-Woo Choi is an emerging artist who creates incredibly impressive sculptures using rolled up pages of magazines. Though not much information can be found on the artist, he did say in a fairly recent interview that he was inspired by three artists you may already be familiar with: Anish Kapoor, Tara Donovan, and Tom Friedman. Can you see their influences in his works?

From far away, Choi’s pieces look like pixelated sculptures made from metal or wood. Come up close, and you will start to notice that he’s actually arranged magazine pages side by side to look like a giant megaphone, crazy carpets and even a recognizable portrait. Astounding, isn’t it?

Choi received his MFA in Sculpture from the Graduate School of Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea back in 2008 and then went on to get another MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010. This is one artist to watch.

Yun-Woo Choi’s website
Photos via [Yun-Woo Choi, Marlus Watz]

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