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Gentle Monster

Incheon International Airport
Incheon, South Korea

A pair of oily black spiders lurk inside South Korea's largest airport. 


Korea is known for its horror movies and eerie writings, and almost as an homage to this genre, these spider twins spread an eerie charm across Incheon airport.

The statues take the shape of a pair of strange oily spiders, which seem to be rolling balls of dirt around. Their lumpy exterior is reminiscent of some kind of Lovecraftian horror. The spiders are specifically designed to evoke a primal fear, which they do excellently, as both adults and children alike often pass them in a wide loop.

The piece is made by a company of the same name that creates art pieces throughout the world and sells designer sunglasses.

Know Before You Go

The monsters are to the right after the security gate at Incheon Airport Terminal 1, so you can only see them if you are flying in or out of the airport.

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October 31, 2023

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