Korean artist Ho Yoon Shin makes these paper sculptures by hand, achieving works that look completely solid from some angles and nearly vanish from others.

Shin sees his work as a microcosm of Korean society, saying:

I am interested in social phenomena and approached the essence of it. I realized that the closer I approached it I realized there is no essence. I think it is already intrinsic in me or you, being judged and evaluated by the inherent values in our things. Therefore, if examined in that viewpoint, I begin to understand why the power group of Korea has wanted to spilt all kinds of social systems, – the right and the left, social classes divided on its economic structure, dominance and subordination etc.


A few more of Shin's pieces are below, see more at his Saatchi profile and the LWH Gallery page on him.


[Beautiful Decay via Distractify]