New York based artist and Seoul, South Korea expatriot Do Ho Suh has often times with his work inspired viewers to look outside of themselves at a larger picture. However, his show “Perfect Home”, which just finished a four month stint at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan tells a much more personal story. These pieces, constructed out of steel armatures and translucent nylon fabric are recreations of the homes that he has lived, loved, lost, failed, and flourished in. The result of these constructions is nothing short of awe inspiring; the semi-transparent spaces he creates indicate an interesting intention. The artist becomes as translucent as the works themselves. This being said, no wall or stair is transparent, as no person truly is.
Sharing with people the spaces that he cared for provides viewers with an intimate view of one level of his personal life, but without sharing so much detail that their story is obvious. We are not defined by where we live; we create the definitions of the spaces we choose to occupy by what we do in them.