Mesmerizing Wire Mesh Portraits by Seung Mo Park

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A Korean sculptor has crafted a set of meticulously made large-scale portraits using layers of wire mesh. His work is nothing short of jaw-dropping and mesmerizing, so you really should read on and marvel at his creations!

Created using a medium that is perhaps among the unlikeliest to use for portraits, a set of enormous masterpieces by Korean sculptor *Seung Mo Park* will leave you awestruck. At a distance, the portraits may appear to be made out of a sheer material, but take a closer look and you’ll see that they’re actually crafted using layers of wire mesh.

To make his beautiful portrait installations, Park begins with a photograph that is superimposed using a projector over wire mesh layers. Then, he starts snipping through the layers to reveal figures and shading, until the full image finally emerges. A meticulous process, but not without mind-blowing results.

Each portrait is several inches thick, as the layers that form the final image is spaced apart to create an effect of depth and dimension that is typically difficult to show in photographs. A YouTube video displays this quality very nicely.

See the ingenious sculptor working on his stunning wire art by watching the video below:

What do you think of Seung Mo Park’s unique portraits? Tell us with a comment below!

All information and photos used in this article were taken from This is Colossal.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-04-20 in #lifestyle #videos #wire #seung-mo-park #art #analogue-art #wire-mesh #korean #analogue-lifestyle #portraits #lomography

2 Comments

  1. chib3h
    chib3h ·

    And I thought I was nuts about details... The art is wonderful!

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    @chib3h, Indeed! I was blown away when I saw the incredible amount of work and detail that goes into each piece.

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