Photo Gallery: Myeongbeom Kim’s Surreal Sculptures


South Korean artist Myeongbeom Kim’s work — which we just spotted over on My Modern Met — is all about breathing life into inanimate objects by juxtaposing man-made elements with nature. The end result: a surreal world where light bulbs are converted into goldfish bowls and floating trees are covered in bright red balloon foliage. In other words, she has the kind of aesthetic that we imagine Tim Burton would heartily approve of. Click through to take a look at some of our favorite pieces.

Myeongbeom Kim, Untitled, 300″ X 300″ X 300″, deer taxidermy, branch, leaves

Myeongbeom Kim, Untitled 156″ X 156″ X 130″, balloon, oak tree

Myeongbeom Kim, Crown, 6″ X 10″ X 6″, pig skull, crown

Myeongbeom Kim, Edison, 15″ X 15″ X 30″, branch, goldfish, glass, steel

Myeongbeom Kim, Elevator, 118″ X 118″ X 177″, elevator, yew tree, lawn

Myeongbeom Kim, Leave Installation, leaves

Myeongbeom Kim, Untitled, 100″ X 100″ X 250″, balloon, wood

Myeongbeom Kim, Immigration, 75″ X 259″ X 180″, boat, oak tree, lawn

Myeongbeom Kim, Untitled, 59″ X 165″ X 53″, broken car, goldfish, water, rock

Myeongbeom Kim, Rest, 75″ X 98″ X 39″, bed, lawn, pillow

Myeongbeom Kim, Untitled, 70″ X 70″ X 100″, balloon, rope

Myeongbeom Kim, Crutch, 9″ X 2″ X 61″, wood, deer foot