Yong Ho Ji

Yong Ho Ji is a Korean artist who uses old, recycled tire scraps to make amazing sculptures. He uses rubber tires as his medium because he thinks of the material as a mutation, something that comes from nature but ends up looking entirely different from it’s original form. He also likes the material because it’s malleable and a close approximation to skin and muscles.

I personally think these are exquisite. I think it’s amazing that he’s able to combine all these materials to create these epic sculptures. The layering and details that must go into these is kind of mind boggling to me, and I would love to see one of these in person, and better yet, feel one of them.

There’s a nice interview with Ji over on Theme, which is where I got a lot of my information, which you should definitely read.

Found via Bryan Byczek


May 12, 2010