Disturbing hyper-realistic sculptures by Choi Xoo Ang

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By Rob Viola in New Art on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Ang is a Korean sculptor who specializes in disturbing, hyper-realistic human forms. Pain, oppression and torture dominate as themes, but the verisimilitude of the works lets in some crucial breaths of humanity and empathy.

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Thomas Kuebler’s hyper-realistic sculptures

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 11 September 2009

Thomas Kuebler’s motivation for creating hyper-realistic sculptures stems more from a cinematic standpoint than a high-concept gallery one. Preserving a lot of methods and skills now fading from Hollywood sets, Kuebler creates his own interpretations of freaks, monsters, and personalities from classic horror movies as well as unique characters of his own.

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Sam Jinks hyper-realistic sculptures

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 3 September 2009

I’m not at all getting sick of people making hyper-realistic sculptures of deformed people and weird creatures out of silicon and real hair. Sam Jinks, like Ron Mueck and Patricia Piccinini, uses his ability to render convincing skin and flesh to creep the hell out of viewers — the skewed proportions, whited out eyes, noseless and mouthless faces, and mysterious tattoos of Jinks’ pieces are terrifying, yet they also venerate the temporal nature of our bodies.

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