hyper-realistic human forms by sun yuan + peng yu
‘teenager teenager’, 2011
performance, sofa, stones
1440 x 540 cm / 47.2 x 17.8 feet
chinese artists sun yuan + peng yu present a series of life-size, poignant and disturbing hyper-realistic sculptural installations of human and animal forms at galerie perrotin, paris. the creative duo are best known for shocking their audience through their controversial work with materials like human fat tissue and animals to deal with issues of perception, death, and the human condition, demonstrating provocative issues of the contemporary era. ‘if i die’ is a monumental installation that shows massive gel and fiberglass, the surrealist structure acts as a metaphor for a consumer society that has lost its way. through hints of dark humour, they intensely probe themes of life and death in unusual, destabilizing ways.