Wooden Pixels Dissipate from Han Hsu-Tung’s Fragmented Figurative Sculptures


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“Hussar” (2022), mixed wood, 71 x 81 x 26 centimeters. All images © Han Hsu-Tung, shared with permission

Digital and analog realms collide in the dynamic sculptures of Taiwanese artist Han Hsu-Tung (previously). Using soft western redcedar or Laotian fir, Han carves wooden animals and figures that are whisked into pixels, which appear to dissolve and float away from the central form. One of his most recent works, the stately warrior-like “Shaolin,” also features a kinetic component that shifts the blocks in jarring, horizontal movements. Taking approximately three to four months to complete, each work blends a computerized vision with the traditional medium as it draws attention to the scattered nature of the virtual world and how individual elements are essential to the whole.

Explore more of Han’s fragmented sculptures on his site and Instagram.

 

“Sunset Clouds” (2022), mixed wood, 57 x 43 x 14 centimeters

“Shaolin” (2020), western redcedar, 130 x 78 x 40 centimeters

Detail of “Hussar” (2022), mixed wood, 71 x 81 x 26 centimeters

“The Dawn” (2021), western redcedar, 101 x 77 x 40 centimeters

Detail of “The Dawn” (2021), western redcedar, 101 x 77 x 40 centimeters

“The Pacific” (2020), western redcedar and Laotian fir, 180 x 150 x 84 centimeters

Detail of “Sunset Clouds” (2022), mixed wood, 57 x 43 x 14 centimeters

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