Do Ho Suh’s works reflect the transnational dilemma of home and belonging, malleable space and memory, and the boundaries of identity. Suh broke new ground in 2009 creating thread drawings embedded in paper, leading to a long-term collaboration with STPI in developing thread drawings of greater complexity and scale.
Other explorations include lithography, etching, and a continuation of the ongoing project Rubbing / Loving, where everyday objects are covered in paper and rubbed with pastels. These rubbing works act as symbols of memory, as within them the artists preserves his experience of living within spaces of attachment. The series of lithographic works highlight the value of drawing as an artistic form for the site-specific, multimedia artist through the honest and direct engagement with the materials. Finally, a more recent development of Suh’s work is his exquisitely detailed Cyanotypes – a printing process that articulates familiar images as silhouettes in shades of cyan blue, further illuminating ideas of self, identity and home.
Collections worldwide include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate, London; Leeum, Seoul, among many others. He is represented by Lehmann Maupin, New York/Hong Kong and Victoria Miro, London.