Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday 3rd February: Do Ho Suh: "Passage/s" at Victoria Miro

When you see press images of this show, its instantly very pleasing.  BUT wait till you go.  You have to go and see it in person and get up close.  
I might have now ruined it for you but I had to get detailed shots to explain what I mean.  I initially presumed that it was perspex but infact, it's intricate wire structures upholstered in pastel polyester mesh.  The finish is unbelievably fine with every twist and turn of cornercing and keyholes.  
Do Ho Suh has constructed accurate representations of all the spaces that have surrounded his life story to date.  This spans his birthplace of South Korea to his studies in New York in the States, then Berlin and latterly London.  Whilst you can walk around these multi-colour corridors upstairs, there are other sewn walls pressed and framed as 2D artworks in the main gallery.  Both are beautiful, exquisite and endearing.  Technically I loved it as I'm familiar with the process of trying to cut a pattern for a prop of real-life objects and its HARD.  
Irrespective of the impressive application of media, its just really calming and satisfying to visit.  There's something cosmic about a spectrum and this rainbow of rooms is really magic. 

"Passage/s" at Victoria Miro I & II till 18 March 2017

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