Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cao Hui

Cao Hui 

Visual Temperature - Sofa
Resin, fiber, etc. 2008

Visual Temperature - Foot
Resin, fiber, etc. 2008

Unwrap Yourself - Sheep 4
Resin, fiber, etc. 2007

Cast porcelain. 2001

Cao Hui was born 1968 in Kunming, China, and currently works out of Beijing, China. He has both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in art and sculpture, respectively, and has served as a lecturer in the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing since 2000. His work is monumental, often life-size or larger, and deals with organic matters: half-flayed animals, inanimate objects made of very animate things, and grotesque, cringe-worthy depictions of our own body parts, but can also deal with humor - Urinals refers to Duchamp's infamous urinal, but was also created to be humorous. 

I chose this artist to write about because his work is difficult to look at. It's hard to imagine sometimes what's inside of ourselves and his work is a look inside of ourselves, and then a look into the darker sides of our everyday world. I like how he uses the visceral to create a world for himself to create from, and the results of his efforts are thought-provoking even past their shock value. 

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