Known for turning ordinary Nike boxes into functional pieces of furniture, Seoul-based artist Gyu Han Lee does it once again as part of his latest show at Gallery Document in Seoul titled The Pattern Is The Pattern.
Following on from his“ON MY SEAT” exhibition at 003archive in Seoul last September, the exhibition offers a look at pieces crafted from Nike boxes, including chairs, benches, coffee tables, shelving units, and much more. The furniture looks as if it was stuck in the developmental phase, as the branding can be seen all over, giving each piece an industrial aesthetic, despite being fully functional. It’s an exercise in exploring the intersection between something industrialized and something handcrafted because the pieces exhibited are both, further examining form and function, commercialization, and everyday life.
Take a look at some of the photos from the exhibition below. Gyu Han Lee says that the title originates from Netflix’s Maniac, explaining that it represents “the moment when the fragments of everyday life that seemed meaningless are repeated and constitute a pattern of life. The Pattern Is The Pattern is on display until October 17, 2020.