Seoul-based artist Seon Ghi Bahk’s work explores the complex relationship between nature and mankind. He uses charcoal, a natural substance created from the burning of trees, to recreate architectural forms that humans use for shelter. According to the artist, it is common in Western culture to disregard nature and see it only as a tool that we use to establish human civilizations. Through these installations, Bahk asserts that this way of thinking is pure fiction. Similar to how his airy representations of architectural columns are possible only due to the charcoal that formed from organic geological processes, the development of human culture is impossible without nature.
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