Sang Hoon Kim

'Soft Spot'

South Korean designer Sang Hoon Kim has developed a signature technique for originating works with an unlikely material: foam. His unique treatment of the design object — making use of color, texture, and multi-perspectival shapes — creates a rich connection to sculptural practices. The artist believes in a holistic approach to space, where objects and environments are not dissimilar as they can both create or facilitate an emotional state. Foam is a material that is intimate to the artist, whose family runs a foam factory in South Korea. For his solo exhibition at SCAD MOA, the artist presents a group of recent objects that are diverse in function but cohesive in their playful and innovative approach to design. From bookshelves to chairs to futons, the artist’s use of an unorthodox material in organic objects defies conventional design processes.

Signature image for Sang Hoon Kim exhibition
Sang Hoon Kim, "Large Meteorite," 2018, memory foam, 82 1/2 x 45 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Cristina Grajales.

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Soft Spot is organized by SCAD MOA adjunct curator Humberto Moro. It is presented as part of SCAD deFINE ART 2022.


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