Nature shapes man in Sun-Hyuk Kim’s sculptures
Sun-Hyuk Kim is a South Korean artist who explores the condition of man through his sculptures made from the roots and branches of trees.
What Sun-Hyuk Kim tries to do through his art, made of branches and iron, is to analyze the human dimension, the role of man in the world.
The young South Korean sculptor manages to convey the precariousness and fragility of the human being, representing him as an agglomeration of roots and branches. There is no flesh, no blood, no muscles, but we can perceive the soul, the breath.
With his sculptures, Sun-Hyuk Kim brings man back to a more animal level, underlining his deep bond with nature, a bond that we sometimes forget, thinking we are superior to the world around us.
Perhaps Sun-Hyuk Kim’s goal is to make us feel small, to make us feel the same feeling we have when we look at the immensity of the mountains or at the sea losing ourselves on the horizon. These are works that make us rediscover our dimension, never superior to others, but equally beautiful and precious.