Volume Gallery is proud to present Mobi, by Sung Jang. The works that are both effortless and exponential, miniature and massive, single and summation. Designing in dualities, Jang’s new works converge in their contrasts and assemble strength through segments.
Mobi, the crystallization of experimental research, joins Jang’s oeuvre of symbiotic creations. A continued interested in mutualism, these works build together and upon one another to create forms both functional and fictional through their cumulative constructions.
Jang’s findings strive after a mechanical explanation of ‘beauty’, revealing two oppositional outcomes, in which beauty exists as efficiency and as expense. Aesthetic efficiency, he discovered, produces maximum impact for minimum effort, while beauty as expense derives from taxing intensity. Mobi looks to embody both diametric discoveries through its fractal framework and individually elegant components.
Mobi’s subjects rise from the floor, supported by a team of single modular structures stacked in succession, to form surfaces, shapes, and seats. Individually, each module contains three sleek S-curve sweeps joined by a trefoil band at its middle. Architecturally akin to buttresses, Jang’s lightweight modules divide and distribute weight, allowing Mobi’s fluted form to concisely withstand considerable weight or adeptly multiply many times over. Mobi’s multifaceted applications highlight the inherent structural integrity and capability of a single unit to create any shelter, sofa, or chandelier.