Chinese artist Zhang Wei built “Frankensteins” of famous people from countless clippings of the faces of more than 300 anonymous Chinese.

The idea for the series came about when Zhang Wei met in 2008 a Japanese game called Artificial Girl, which lets you create virtual people that do not exist in the real world.

About a year before, he had photographed over 300 Chinese, including relatives, friends and strangers, for a job that sought to discuss the sense of Chinese identity in the 21st century.

The project was not completed, but the portrait database served as the basis for the faces and mouths of Artificial Theater: Wei went on to cut and paste on the computer pieces of those over 300 faces to form the traits of figures like John Lennon , Donald Trump, Marilyn Monroe and Madonna.

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John Lennon


Kim Jong Un

Che Guevara

Abraham Lincoln

Bashar al-Assad

John F. Kennedy

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Elvis Presley

Marilyn Monroe

Bruce Lee

Jackie Chan

Audrey Hepburn

Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie

Vladimir Putin

Pierce Brosnan

Saddam Hussein

Omar Mouammer al Gaddafi

George W. Bush

Osama Bin Laden

Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad

Barack Hussein Obama II

Michael Jackson

Adolf Hitler

Che Guevara