Pick a work you like in our collection. (Tell us below)
Do Ho Suh, Hub, 3rd Floor, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London N1 7ST, UK, 2016.
How would you describe this work in 3 words?
Tender, architectural, atmospheric.
Why does this work stand out to you?
Do Ho Suh’s work holds a large presence in space while being incredibly gentle and delicate. While the overall effect of his work can seem quite bold- I really enjoy all the quiet detail and craft put into his work. Everything from light switches to door hinges are meticulously rendered in fabric and wire. It’s that attention to detail that pulls the viewer in and creates a meditative moment and opportunity to look much closer at objects and spaces we experience every day.
What other artists does this piece remind you of? Why?
I like to think of Do Ho Suh’s work in relation to that of Rachel Whiteread– an artist in the collection who’s work sits adjacent to his. Whiteread approaches similar ideas of architecture, line and space but uses an opposite method. While Do Ho Suh creates light and delicate spaces, Whiteread creates dense, heavy, solid depictions of space. I think the two artists represent a beautiful conversation about material.