Sci-Fi Flowers: Sculptures by Choe U-Ram
Una Lumino, metallic material, motor, LED, CPU board, polycarbonate
Choe U-Ram is a Korean artist who specializes in large-scale metallic sculptures of sci-fi flowers, insects, and fantasy creatures.
The sculptures have a futuristic, yet steampunk aesthetic to them, combining sleek, smoothly fabricated pieces of metal with distinctly mechanical elements. Many of these sculptures are kinetic, such as floral forms that open from a bud stage, and wings that flex. They also incorporate lighting in such a way that the sculpture seems organic, pulsing with energy, less an art piece than a scientific exploration.
Gold Cakra Lamp, metallic material, machinery, electronic device (CPU board, motor, LED)
I love how U-Ram incorporates a narrative back story into some of his works. Pieces that look particularly like alien insects or colonies of life forms are accompanied by pseudo-scientific “field-notes,” of a sort, making it seem like the sculptures are already living among us, waiting to be studied. U-Ram has been featured in both art magazines, and science-focused publications.
Una Lumino Callidus, metallic material, machinery, electronic device (CPU board, motor, LED), polycarbonate