Sang Sik Hongs' work represents the softness of the acrylic he paints behind the straws creates a precise beauty. The totality of Hong’s work would not be as fresh and uninterrupted had a machine made it. His emotions and personal desires go into making each piece. Hong’s sculptures go beyond the limit of the materials; the images of lips may be interpreted as symbols of desire. Connecting such symbolized images and symbolic meanings (power and sex) reveals clearly that his interest is focused on human desires.
Sang Sik Hong studied sculpture at Mokwon University in Korea. Hong's works have been exhibited widely in Singapore, Swiss, New York, and London. His work has been featured in numerous art fairs throughout North America including Context Art Miami, Art Southampton, and Art New York.