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Disturbing Insides Of Leather Objects By Chinese Sculptor
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Art, Weird6 years ago

Disturbing Insides Of Leather Objects By Chinese Sculptor

Shocking series of fleshy looking objects by a Chinese artist Cao Hui  left such an impression on us that we’re still reeling from it. In his disturbing series the Beijing-based sculptor challenges our perception of everyday objects by re-imagining their insides as if they had real organs.

To our relief, no animals or humans were harmed in the making of these sculptures. Hui gets the viewer’s attention through deception, creating the impression of real flesh by using materials such as resin and fibre.

“Increasingly uneasy and dissatisfied with merely describing surface appearances, artists now attempt to plumb the inner reaches of things; an agenda that apparently moves into science or other fields,” says Hui in his artist’s statement. “It seems artists are no longer happy just being artists, but are driven by their inborn love of performance to try out new roles, such as philosopher, scientist, doctor or perhaps even engineer.”

More info: linlingallery.com (h/t: designboom)

Image credits: lin & lin gallery. All pieces by Cao Hui

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LorraAllen
Community Member
6 years ago

I thought they were brilliant!!!! to me, the photos represent the reality of what is in your leather chair, purse, boots....all made from animals who really just wanted to live out their own lives....instead they were confined, slaughtered and skinned to make everything above. its actually quite sad.

LisaBambu
Community Member
6 years ago

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It says its not made from animals or humans,but to look like it

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Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like Hannibal Lecters personal collection

AleksandarMilanovic
Community Member
6 years ago

Its a true.. The someones skin is not for someones accomodity... Buy artifical matherials not someones skin... Save the life, not pay someones death, skinning even alive... Respect life!!!

JohnBourne
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6 years ago

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Its not actually a person, its an animal skin not human.

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DianaHockley
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh dear, I doubt I could live with that :(

EllenKessler
Community Member
6 years ago

If you eat meat, dairy or eggs, you're already living with that.

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GraceDalton
Community Member
6 years ago

I think he's making a very good point - I wish that more people would think twice about leather.

VijayMomaiya
Community Member
6 years ago

Weird imagination !

ChristineMontague
Community Member
6 years ago

Reality of leather?

SharonHahn
Community Member
6 years ago

It's what leather really looks like on the inside! Animals have organs!

StellaWicker
Community Member
6 years ago

He is trying to make a point.

GlynisLailann
Community Member
6 years ago

This is an interesting angle on things seeing as some luxury goods are made of leather - leather bags, shoes, gloves, furniture, ...... Hush, don't let the animal activists get hold of these pictures...

ChristineMontague
Community Member
6 years ago

Facing reality of leather?

NigelBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

what's it in aid of? Don't kill animals? Tell that to carnivores That's how nature works Like it or loath it One things for sure ,thats how it works. And it can't and won't change

EllenKessler
Community Member
6 years ago

Yes. Brilliant. I hope this gives people pause before they buy that leather jacket. Or leather purse. Or leather anything.

DirkDeBeer
Community Member
6 years ago

BLA bla bla but you eat them don't you. So stop complaining about the skin. You ate the inside already...........

AsphaltCowboy
Community Member
6 years ago

I wouldn't mind it but I think my family and friends who come for a visit will end up in a mental institution

Seth Gecko
Community Member
5 years ago

These are every day items from ladygaga's home.

IvonneMontijo
Community Member
6 years ago

These are awesome. This artist gets it!!!

JirehVillanueva
Community Member
6 years ago

Eye opener..

ZyairaBoyd
Community Member
6 years ago

Loved it!

AndreaKiss
Community Member
6 years ago

Creative and morbid, I like them!

IonelaZugravu
Community Member
6 years ago

just wow

KristinaLucas
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, this is truly awesome and, in my opinion, what art is in its true form. We do so many things out of habit and without thinking about it because we've done it for so long. I've often questioned my leather purchases... and this really helps me "see" why it makes me feel uncomfortable. There are a lot of things in society that look OK, and are not. So... I think my leather days are over.

PedroPurcino
Community Member
6 years ago

of you played silent hill, this is meh

RoseanneJames
Community Member
6 years ago

About time someone brought it home...it is pretty sickening what we do to animals on this planet & I have a hard time living with it :'(

MayaAladdin
Community Member
6 years ago

Not sure how I feel about 'em.

SoDou
Community Member
6 years ago

Yewww!

NigelBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

Should work in an Abatoir Missed his calling!

Hsing-meiChiang
Community Member
6 years ago

like human which is with blood and meat

CharliEdgems
Community Member
6 years ago

Eeeewww xD

JeanBuchanan
Community Member
6 years ago

very disturbing

SandraHuertas
Community Member
6 years ago

Unbearable true!

lavrico
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross, and boring! Same post ... Blah blah

DropkickMurphys
Community Member
6 years ago

True story about animalz and their fur, skin or whatever.. ugly, fuckin' & unnatural truth!!

ZCOuYang
Community Member
6 years ago

看起来很好吃的样子

DianaCovell
Community Member
6 years ago

DISTURBING IS THE WORD. NOT IMPRESSED

DarrenEddy
Community Member
6 years ago

The truth can be uncomfortable;; don't blame the artist - blame the animal abusers...

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MaureenCoffman
Community Member
6 years ago

Sick

LorraAllen
Community Member
6 years ago

I thought they were brilliant!!!! to me, the photos represent the reality of what is in your leather chair, purse, boots....all made from animals who really just wanted to live out their own lives....instead they were confined, slaughtered and skinned to make everything above. its actually quite sad.

LisaBambu
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

It says its not made from animals or humans,but to look like it

Load More Replies...
Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like Hannibal Lecters personal collection

AleksandarMilanovic
Community Member
6 years ago

Its a true.. The someones skin is not for someones accomodity... Buy artifical matherials not someones skin... Save the life, not pay someones death, skinning even alive... Respect life!!!

JohnBourne
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Its not actually a person, its an animal skin not human.

Load More Replies...
DianaHockley
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh dear, I doubt I could live with that :(

EllenKessler
Community Member
6 years ago

If you eat meat, dairy or eggs, you're already living with that.

Load More Replies...
GraceDalton
Community Member
6 years ago

I think he's making a very good point - I wish that more people would think twice about leather.

VijayMomaiya
Community Member
6 years ago

Weird imagination !

ChristineMontague
Community Member
6 years ago

Reality of leather?

SharonHahn
Community Member
6 years ago

It's what leather really looks like on the inside! Animals have organs!

StellaWicker
Community Member
6 years ago

He is trying to make a point.

GlynisLailann
Community Member
6 years ago

This is an interesting angle on things seeing as some luxury goods are made of leather - leather bags, shoes, gloves, furniture, ...... Hush, don't let the animal activists get hold of these pictures...

ChristineMontague
Community Member
6 years ago

Facing reality of leather?

NigelBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

what's it in aid of? Don't kill animals? Tell that to carnivores That's how nature works Like it or loath it One things for sure ,thats how it works. And it can't and won't change

EllenKessler
Community Member
6 years ago

Yes. Brilliant. I hope this gives people pause before they buy that leather jacket. Or leather purse. Or leather anything.

DirkDeBeer
Community Member
6 years ago

BLA bla bla but you eat them don't you. So stop complaining about the skin. You ate the inside already...........

AsphaltCowboy
Community Member
6 years ago

I wouldn't mind it but I think my family and friends who come for a visit will end up in a mental institution

Seth Gecko
Community Member
5 years ago

These are every day items from ladygaga's home.

IvonneMontijo
Community Member
6 years ago

These are awesome. This artist gets it!!!

JirehVillanueva
Community Member
6 years ago

Eye opener..

ZyairaBoyd
Community Member
6 years ago

Loved it!

AndreaKiss
Community Member
6 years ago

Creative and morbid, I like them!

IonelaZugravu
Community Member
6 years ago

just wow

KristinaLucas
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, this is truly awesome and, in my opinion, what art is in its true form. We do so many things out of habit and without thinking about it because we've done it for so long. I've often questioned my leather purchases... and this really helps me "see" why it makes me feel uncomfortable. There are a lot of things in society that look OK, and are not. So... I think my leather days are over.

PedroPurcino
Community Member
6 years ago

of you played silent hill, this is meh

RoseanneJames
Community Member
6 years ago

About time someone brought it home...it is pretty sickening what we do to animals on this planet & I have a hard time living with it :'(

MayaAladdin
Community Member
6 years ago

Not sure how I feel about 'em.

SoDou
Community Member
6 years ago

Yewww!

NigelBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

Should work in an Abatoir Missed his calling!

Hsing-meiChiang
Community Member
6 years ago

like human which is with blood and meat

CharliEdgems
Community Member
6 years ago

Eeeewww xD

JeanBuchanan
Community Member
6 years ago

very disturbing

SandraHuertas
Community Member
6 years ago

Unbearable true!

lavrico
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross, and boring! Same post ... Blah blah

DropkickMurphys
Community Member
6 years ago

True story about animalz and their fur, skin or whatever.. ugly, fuckin' & unnatural truth!!

ZCOuYang
Community Member
6 years ago

看起来很好吃的样子

DianaCovell
Community Member
6 years ago

DISTURBING IS THE WORD. NOT IMPRESSED

DarrenEddy
Community Member
6 years ago

The truth can be uncomfortable;; don't blame the artist - blame the animal abusers...

Load More Replies...
MaureenCoffman
Community Member
6 years ago

Sick

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