Dissected Classical Sculptures

February 25, 2013 | Marina Galperina

“I want to play God” is how Cao Hui‘s begins is artist statement.


The Beijing-based artist has makes stone into flesh. And then, he slices it. Behind the marble surfaces of familiar classical statues, bloody flesh and bone appear, visible as cartoonish, gory slabs.

There’s just something so frightening about this. Pygmalion IRL, basically.