The memories and emotions from his childhood be absorbed into his work.
Wood sculpture artists Yoo Hyun studied landscape design (as his father did). He loves antique and vintage furniture, so he gravitated towards (and fell in love with) the trees and wood as a material. In 2019, he left his landscape design career and started making furniture. After only a year building furniture, he switched to sculpture. In furniture design, he felt constrained within the parameters and designs of clients. With sculpture, he can create purely alone, which makes his work feel fun. It’s been three years since he started his sculpture practice, and he most enjoys the process of finding wood for his sculptures. His studio is an hour outside of Seoul in his gutted childhood home –– which makes many of the memories and emotions from his childhood be absorbed into his work.