NEW DISSECTED SCULPTURES BY CAO HUI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Cao Hui’s (previously featured here) new series of dissected sculptures sees classical works of art divided up into segments, both linear and fractional. Within the resin forms, the artist shows what might lie beneath the sculptures’ stone façades, depicting hyper-realistically rendered, flesh-like innards, bits of brain and open organs.

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“We must not only see the surface, but also examine the inside, and so the relationship between inner and outer crystallizes into a kind of perfect logic, explainable by our inherent ‘knowledge’. Thus we can begin to deceive others, using set after set of theoretical explanations. The result is laughter — in the end we’ve merely amused ourselves before god did.” Cao Hui

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IDEALIZED FEMININITY BY JESSICA STOLLER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jessica Stoller uses clay and the grotesque as a vehicle to explore the constructed world of idealized femininity, gathering imagery across cultural lines and histories. The clay is sculpted, draped, carved, woven, and piped to create a wide range of bewildering effects. Porcelain is her primary medium, a historically weighted material that is intrinsically linked to notions of desire, mystery, and consumption.

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SOFT SCULPTURES BY KARINE JOLLET

by Ariadna Zierold

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Textile artist Karine Jollet makes these beautifully ornate sculptures of human body parts from fabric. All of her creations are kept in the color white to symbolize “a dimension of unity and purity”.

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Amongst many works, a very striking one is the heart. Jollet created a white, very detailed, heart from an old bed sheet, pearls, embroidery, wadding and wire. She included the major vessels going to, and coming from the upper and lower limbs. By incorporating the main vessels it shows the powerful function of the heart, with its “arms” spreading throughout the human body, reaching into all directions, to all tissues.

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“The body as an enigma, I explore it, step by step, like a space that I need to reconstruct, to unify. Fabrics are materials that came naturally to me as an analogy to our own biological tissues: bones, fibers, crystals… I start with old bed sheets and shirts, embroided handkerchieves and second-hand fabrics that I cut up, put the fragments together, pad them and then sew them by hand. In this way I reconstruct different body parts (arms, legs, heads) and several organs and bone structures.” Karine Jollet

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