I’m a big fan of grotesque art and I suspect that many of you Disinfonauts out there in interwebsland are as well.
“When you can assume that your audience holds the same beliefs you do, you can relax and use more normal means of talking to it; when you have to assume that it does not, then you have to make your vision apparent by shock — to the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures.” ― Flannery O’Connor,
Six of one, half a dozen of the other…
Chinese artist Cao Hui has created a horrifying vision of a world gone meat in fibre and resin that scratches that itch as it were over at DesignBoom.com:
the work of cao hui could be considered indigestible for some viewers. the chinese artist’s ‘visual temperature’ series depicts everyday objects such as an upholstered armchair, suitcase, jacket and gloves… except hyper-realistically rendered as flesh. while initially grotesque, the family of sculptures are crafted with a precision from materials that wouldn’t normally be associated with soft and meaty parts: a mixture of resin, fibre and other mediums. through his creative practice, self-deception is of primary importance in which he firmly believes that the surface of something is just as important as the interior — realistically and honestly displaying skin tissue and fat in a way that triggers emotions of ‘surprise, sorrow, anger, sadness or laughter’.
Click HERE for more visual temperature.
Probably more deserving of the title Polymath than anyone from either the 20th or 21st centuries (or the 25th for that matter). Best known for his work fronting the Brutal Swedish Black Metal From Sweden Black Metal Band, Traumatic Insemination, and their chart destroying metal hit 'Transvaginal Mosh' not to mention the Alt-country crossover smash, 'Hellbound and Down'. Currently in the studio working on their 13th album, a rock opera based on the 1974 Sean Connery blockbuster 'Zardoz' tentatively titled ' Exterminate the Brutals (Penises everywhere)'. Author of the seminal work on Internet Bios and Resume Writing, 'Imaginary Triumphs of the Will'. First person to solve a LeMarchand's Cube in less than a minute. He is currently working on his PHA* in Medieval Metaphysics at Miskatonic University Online.
*Pretty Helly Awesome.