A brush with… Do Ho Suh, a podcast by The Art Newspaper
A brush with…, sponsored by Cork Street Galleries, is an engaging podcast from The Art Newspaper
In the latest round of exclusive, in-depth conversations, host Ben Luke interviews four more leading artists about their life and work through their cultural experiences.
Completing this series, Seoul-born, London-based artist Do Ho Suh discusses his recreations of his various homes in coloured fabric, while revealing how his early work in South Korea has been ignored by curators and critics.
Reflecting on the influence of the Chinese artists Qi Baishi and Bada Shanren and touching on contemporary artists he admires, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres to Rachel Whiteread, Suh explains that a painting of fish and shellfish in his family home initially conjured ideas of becoming a marine biologist – only switching to art when he realised his maths was not good enough.
Considering his studio rituals, as well as praising the writers and musicians he admires, Suh also answers the podcast’s ultimate question: what is art for?
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