Gyu Han Lee Transforms Nike Shoe Boxes Into Art Exhibition

Taking place at Seoul’s contemporary art space, 003archive.

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Artist Gyu Han Lee is holding an exhibition at 003archive in Seoul, Korea titled “ON MY SEAT.” The exhibit showcases the artist’s ability to transform Nike shoe boxes into pieces of furniture.

“ON MY SEAT” features household-sized chairs, benches and stools, constructed with Nike’s iconic red and orange boxes, as well as Nike Air Force 1 and vintage Nike SB shoe boxes. Lee offers both color variation and tonal unity in his work by using one type of shoe box to create an entire piece or incorporating different styles. “ON MY SEAT” also showcases miniature works that Lee created in a university class on furniture design, some of which inspired his larger scale items.

While the pieces of furniture seem to be completely made up of shoe boxes, the frameworks underneath are built with plywood, challenging ideas of comfort, utility and consumerism. The exhibition reveals how a product’s packaging can be transformed into useful household objects, yet the materiality of the chairs question their actual function.

View Gyu Han Lee’s work in the galleries above. “ON MY SEAT” is open to the public from September 21 to October 6.

In other news, Tomokazu “Matzu” Matsuyama completed a mural on the Houston Bowery Wall in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood.

003archive
1-12, Dokseodang-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu
Seoul, Korea

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⠀ 이번주 토요일부터 저의 첫 전시가 시작됩니다! ⠀ 이규한작가의 전시 <ON MY SEAT>가 진행됩니다. 이규한작가는 나이키 박스의 재활용을 기반으로 다양한 가구 형태의 오브제를 제작합니다. 이번 전시를 통해 다양한 의자 형태로 재생된 이규한작가의 작업들을 직접 만나볼 수 있습니다. ⠀ The exhibition <ON MY SEAT> by artist, Gyu Han Lee will be open from September 21. Artist Gyu Han Lee makes objects in various forms of furniture with the recycled Nike boxes. You can meet his works reproduced in diverse chair forms at his exhibition <ON MY SEAT>. ⠀ 전시 첫날인 21일 토요일 5- 8pm까지 오프닝 리셉션이 진행됩니다. ⠀ *입장료는 없으며 1인1메뉴 주문하셔야 입장가능하십니다. (오프닝 리셉션 제외) ⠀ ARTIST ⠀ @septemberin ⠀ 일시: 2019.09.21(토) – 10.06(일) 시간: 12PM – 20:00PM 장소: 한남동 271-4번지 지하1층 @003archive

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