The Grotesque, Satirical Sculptures of Chen Wenling

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Beijing-based sculptor Chen Wenling creates large-scale sculptures that bite with social satire. Giant, inflated caricatures of pigs and other large beasts are a recurring motif in Chen’s work. Visualizations of gluttony and corrupt power, these stylized figures appear to poke fun at authority figures with their inflated, self-indulgent expressions and grotesque appearances. Displays of sexuality make Chen’s sculptures all the more jarring rather than adding a seductive element. Take a look at some of Chen Wenling’s sculptures below.

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