Triggering our sensibility to graphic images of the inside of our bodies, Chinese artist Cao Hui has revealed the inner side of classical sculptures.
Fascinated by anatomy and realistic depiction of human organs, the artist divided classical artworks into pieces showing anatomic details that compose their interiors. Believing that the object’s inner side is as important as the surface, Hui challenges the viewers’ expectations towards the classical sculpture. When assembled, the artworks appear to be predictable, traditional sculpture. But when one takes the numerous pieces apart, the view is surprising, causing various emotions that range from anger to laughter.
All images © Cao Hui