Monica Piloni’s Sculptures Mimic Flesh in Surreal and Disturbing Ways

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Using resin, plastic, synthetic hair and a variety of other media, Monica Piloni creates sculptures that mimic the tactile qualities of flesh. Some of her works are doll-like while others appear convincingly human, but in each sculpture she distorts and mutates the body. Her recent work Opium (pictured above), for instance, presents a variety of wall-mounted, abstract forms. Together, they form the shapes of melted breasts, arms and mouths, evoking the ways surrealist sculptors like Louise Bourgeois employed biomorphic shapes to explore desire.

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