Seung Mo Park, a Korean sculptor, is creating photorealistic art with stainless steel wire mesh, a pair of clippers and photographs. Park delicately snips away at the layers of steel wire sheets changing it into beautiful portraits of people, places and things. This series of portraits is titled Maya, which means “illusion” in Sanskrit. Maya shows off Park’s eye for shapes and shadows and love for monochromatic art. Park uses many layers of steel wire mesh and crosses the wires to make darker shades, while he also clips some of the wire away to create lighter structures.
Park’s artwork is mainly focused on reality, illusion and existence. He also created beautiful three-dimensional sculptures of people that were intricately detailed and made with aluminum wire and fiberglass. Seung Mo Park has a studio in Brooklyn, but his art has been displayed in Korea, China, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Israel, Taiwan, India, London and New York.
More of Park’s work can be seen here.