Recent, Nightmarishly Hyperreal Sculptures by Choi Xooang

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Korean artist Choi Xooang (whom we previously featured here) creates hyperreal, resin sculptures that shock with their unexpected, violent manipulations of the human body. His latest body of work features couples and doubles grappling with each other’s flesh. In one piece, a woman’s fist penetrates the back of another’s skull while in another, a masked woman is strapped with a male torso like a backpack, carrying the weight of another’s mutated and mutilated body. Choi adds eroticism to these graphic visions. The bodies he chooses to manipulate are graceful and model-esque, yet each one contains its own set of disorienting details that provoke our collective anxieties.