Michael Joo | the artist

The artist Michael Joo
Born 1966, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Sculpture Objects, Gwangju Biennale,

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From the start of his career Joo has focused in his work on the processes through which visible entities (like the human body, or flora and fauna in nature) consume invisible calories, and the crystallized byproducts generated by these processes…

"Our demand (and capacity) for hyperextensions of our physical selves (from sports statistics to nose jobs) in search of identity is tragically ironic, yet ever increasing. In my work these extensions manifest themselves as both energy and waste producing prostheses as well as synthetic versions of my own actions and bodily by-products (urine and sweat)..."

Sin (cabeza), 2004. Cast urethane, polyethylene plastic, enamel pain