Xooang Choi’s Naked, Sweet Terrors

04.15.11 Marina Galperina

Seoul artist Xooang Choi’s realistic polymer clay figures are, for the large part, nude and nightmarish: Couples sown to each other skin to skin, a bald belle hemmed with a silk blood-red bow and stretched tangles of tongues. (NSFW)

They’re also very sentimental, even about puberty: Notice The Awkward age, a pair of sculpted bodies in sporadic states of sexual development. It’s a bit Ron Muech meets David Cronenberg meet crafty