With an MA from Chelsea School of Art and Design and a Bachelor at Central Saint Martins, artist Hyesoo You redefines geometry into a sublime and philosophical form of art. Influenced by the Art Deco movement and Russian constructivist architecture she creates visual, ‘utopian dreams’.
Hyesoo’s art practice is concerned with the abstract voice of everyday objects, furniture, urban landscape, architecture, and how these elements express the cultural and historical backgrounds of their origin. In her work, Hyesoo brings out nostalgia marked by it’s ongoing utopian dream, reviewing the “future of the past”.
Her work is influenced by Memphis furniture and the Art Deco movement. Hyesoo’s biggest influence is Constructivist architecture in Russia between the 20’s and 50’s. It is this ambitious urban landscape, this ‘utopian dream’, that established the birth of Communism. She seeks the practical impact on urban environment by social movement, this is crucial in informing her work.