Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cao Hui | Visual Temperature

Despite this making me feel terribly ill, I couldn't stop looking at. Maybe that was the intention of Hui when he created this exhibition. To me this says gluttony, greed and highlights the amount we personify solid objects. It puts into perspective how we place material things above the understanding of humanity. 
Looking at these spilling sculptures embarrasses onlookers.. they look unusual and make us feel mortal. I interpret it as a 3D representation of how much power and humility we give to things we buy, as if they have internal functioning organs. 

The pieces show how uncomfortable we are with our functioning bodies, and how we would much rather cover it under a lovely leather arm chair, or fancy statue. Seeing whats actually inside of us reminds us of mortality and in a sense frightens us. This shouldn't be the case, which I 'think' is the artists point. Foreign objects created from un-natural things should have more of an impact, as a human race we are uncomfortable with our bodies and organs. I feel Hui is trying to tackle this, however gory the format. 

 These were created using various wax's and resins, no actual blood or animal parts were used. The artists technique is amazing, he manages to make the internal organs look sickly, and angry as if they are screaming to us for not paying them enough attention.
 'Ordinary objects spilling their guts out'


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