While toys designers typically eschew the unpleasant or awkward parts of the anatomy in their work (except for the people who made the baby dolls that urinate, but we’re not sure why that was ever a good idea), Jason Freeny imagines these creations as if they were biological beings. The artist’s recent sculptures — including a collaboration with Luke Chueh — are currently on view at PIQ in Las Vegas. Made from different types of fast-drying clay, the original pieces are hand-sculpted to reveal the entrails of familiar characters like Mario and My Little Pony. These once-sterile creatures appear visceral and vulgar, sometimes even perversely sexual. Freeny’s work will be on view at PIQ through January 9, 2014. Take a look at some of the work below.
Images courtesy of PIQ
Collaboration with Luke Chueh