Art Collection knot - beyond the inevitable series
  • Artist
    Lee Kwang-ho
  • Media
    Electric Wire, Handmade Socket, Bulb
  • Location
    L7 HONGDAE 21F
  • Description of the Work

    The L7 HONGDAE 21st floor lounge is a pleasant space for hotel guests to relax, chat, read, and play games. Artist Lee Kwang-ho’s installation that hangs from the ceiling contributes substantially to the creation of this casual and relaxed atmosphere.

    Consisting of countless orange electric wires entangled into a mesh-like structure that hangs haphazardly from the ceiling, the pieces are lit by incandescent bulbs to create a dreamy atmosphere. Objects once amounting to mere electric wires have been knotted and tangled into a network by the artist over and over until re-creating the space, a testament to labor-intensive artistic processes. In a similar fashion to his process of creating this artwork, it is the artist’s hope that the brief encounters and recollections to come from this place will be knotted and tangled into fond and meaningful memories.

  • About the Artist

    As a Korean designer, Lee Kwang-ho is something of a rarity in that he has actively produced numerous artworks in Korea and abroad. He has carved out a niche for himself with unique works that encompass his unwavering worldview, receiving offers from both domestic and international collectors and galleries, along with various brands.

    Lee majored in metal design at Hongik University and made a name for himself in 2007 with his Knot and Obsessions series, which received a lot of attention from domestic and international media and other interested parties. That same year, he founded Design Studio kLo, the name based on his initials, and has been active in various fields to date. He has collaborated with well-known brands both domestically and abroad, including Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Swarovski, Amorepacific, and Gentle Monster. He won the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Young Artist of the Year Award in 2011, the Yeol Korean Heritage Preservation Society Young Craftsman of the Year Award in 2013 and the Brazilian Design Art Market (MADE) Designer of the Year Award in 2017.

Lee Kwang-ho (b. 1981, Republic of Korea)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Metal Art and Design, Hongik University