WHEN I was child, I grew up being greatly impressed by stars, or especially the idea of a superhero. One of my favorite toys was a robot. This is what inspired me to create this series, entitled “HERO”. In my youth my hobby was constructing plastic robots, and I have grown up surrounded with them. Whenever I played with plastic robots I was delighted and felt at ease, and moreover totally immersed with the creative environment I had created. Though this series, “HERO”, I have connected public icons, whom people reminisce fondly about, with my personal memories and experiences with making robots. In order to do this, I have cut flat materials like stainless steel and aluminium with lasers, and slightly bent them: consequently I forged them into pop art sculptures.


- Of the Ko Geunho Artist Note