Seung Hyun Woo

‘Seung-Hyun Woo has created sculptures of imaginary underwater flora and fauna. The texture of flicked plaster, in
which rivulets have been arrested in mid-flow, serves to counter a sense of solidity in the objects in front of us. And there are multi-coloured drizzlings of paint that cover every surface of this plaster, mixing and flowing over it. It’s as if we are looking into water, to see an accumulation of the optical distortions of water flowing around these aquatic forms. As with Kaneda’s paintings, there’s a curious sense in which these sculptures de-solidify as we look at them, an attribute that chimes, again, with the radical idea of declining to have ‘a final goal, a resting point, a point of stability or identity’. – Angela Kingston (Independent curator)