Young-deok Seo is a Korean artist who works almost exclusively with different kinds of reclaimed chains. His latest project — Meditation — is a series of impressively large faces, deep in thought.
Per his statement on a recent show in Istanbul, Seo works in reclaimed metal materials in order to "reveal the amount of suffering it places on the modern-day human... Chains were made by our civilisation and created through mass production, yet it is also just on accessory, one part in a massive piece of machinery."
The artist really executes that point, because the expression of suffering is perfectly clear on the intricate sculptures. And while up close you see pieces of machinery, when you step away, there's a giant uncannily expressive face. It's almost as though if you look away for a second, you might miss the disembodied head blink its eyes.