Young-Deok Seo received a BFA in environmental sculpture from University of Seoul, South Korea, in 2010.
He makes metal sculptures using only bike chain components, comparing the standardization of modern life to the monotonous repetitive movement of the chain in its original function.
By repurposing the chain components in his work, he replaces its functionality as a machine part and gives it new vitality and life. ‘I use immobile and cold textured form of a body to express our true nature that turned from the human nature to a property,’ he says.
In 2009, Young-Deok received first place in National Undergraduate and Graduate Students Sculpture Competition. His work has been exhibited in Seoul.