Design Museum: Dissected fleshy sculpture by Cao Hui

Design Museum - Dissected fleshy sculpture by Cao Hui-1

Design Museum presents to you Beijing-based contemporary artist Cao Hui.
Hui has constructed and dissected classical sculptures to reveal raw, fleshy, innards as he has previously do pulled the guts out of a sofa or opened the gruesome, gory inside of a suitcase.

See also, Design Museum: Contemporary sculpture art by Erwin Wurm


Cao Hui‘s ultra realistic sculptures manage to be intriguing while stomach turning.


Cao sculpts every day objects such as furniture or clothing as if from butchered flesh and innards.


His strict attention to detail can be seen from the entrails spilling out of a slashed cushion to a couple swollen armrest stitches.


Though constructed from resin, his artwork appears to bulge, droop, and tear much like actual flesh.


Cao juxtaposes inside and outside, essence and appearance in a very literal (albeit gory) manner.

See also, Design Museum: Contemporary sculpture art by Erwin Wurm


While disturbing, Cao effectively executes his modern artwork with a certain dark humor.