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Human Anatomy Baked Into Polymer Desserts by QimmyShimmy

May 12, 2019

Andrew LaSane

Singapore-based mixed media artist QimmyShimmy uses polymer clay to craft baby figures and sugary treats that blend fantasy and reality in interesting and often disturbing ways. From tiny anatomical heart pies to baby head lollipops, the surreal sculptures are a trick and a treat wrapped in one confusing but attractive package.

Formally trained in graphic design, QimmyShimmy tells Colossal that sculpting was a self-taught skill inspired by the desire to do something different. “It is a mix of wanting to do something really whacky apart from my design work, and also a little voice in my head that just wants to make strange, surprising things.” The oven-baked clay is formed and painted by hand and sometimes placed on common dessert settings, which makes the stark contrast of the imagery more apparent.

While the work has been called pop-surrealist and even creepy, QimmyShimmy says that was never the intention. “My works have always been about finding the balance between sweetness and horror, and trying to find a way a viewer can look at them and feel repulsed yet enticed. That is the reason why I work often with subjects that we desire—desserts, pastries, etc. I grew up quite an oddball with an overly imaginative mind, and wonder if things are more than what we think they are. With my work I try to push our preconceived ideas and associations with objects, which dark humor seem quite effective in doing so.”

To see more of the artist’s unsettling creations, follow QimmyShimmy on Instagram.

 

 



Photography

Ross Gilmore

December 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

While going through the personal work of photographer Ross Gilmore, this image really stuck out. Hilariously creepy.

 

 



Art

Sculptures Built from Repurposed Objects and Hammer-Formed Steel by Greg Brotherton

November 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Using antique cash registers, telephones, beer taps, hammer-formed steel and other repurposed objects, artist Greg Brotherton constructs creepy, ghoulish sculptures that appear as if born from a collaboration between Tim Burton and Edouard Martinet. Via his website:

With a consuming drive to build things that often escalate in complexity as they take shape, Greg’s work is compulsive. Working with hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects, his themes tend to be mythological in nature, revealed through a dystopian view of pop culture.

You can see much more of his work here, and he’s also the co-founder of Device Gallery in San Diego. (via lustik)

 

 



Art

Enormous, Spooky Lego Victorians by Mike Doyle

September 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Lego artist Mike Doyle creates these incredible Victorian mansions using no foreign materials, just pure tiny plastic bricks. The latest work on top, Victorian on Mud Heap, uses nearly 130,000 pieces and took 600 hours to complete. He says of the piece:

For me, this piece speaks to the inherent unpredictability of those things which we call our foundation. Like a little dollhouse, a seemingly secure home is plucked up and set on a new path. This charming home, lovingly embellished with ornamental fancy was no match for nature. The fancy embellishments serve as a reminder of our earlier focus on the material world, while the aftermath removes us from that focus. The piece offers no answers or necessarily any hope, but rather points to life’s fragility.

See more of Mike’s work in his Flickr stream. (via make)

 

 



Art

Choi Xooang

May 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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All at once delicate and nightmarish these painted polymer clay figures by Seoul-based artist Choi Xooang are nothing short of remarkable. Try as I might it’s hard to find a definitive, trustworthy article to source information from, and even the spelling of his name seems to change from site to site. However it seems generally accepted that Xooang is attempting to draw attention to human rights abuses in Korea, and seeing these somewhat macabre, stunted figures unable to see or speak, it’s hard to dispute that. Also, if you like this, you’ll most might enjoy the work of Emil Alzamora. (via blaaahg, lustik)

 

 



Music

A Lull: Weapons for War

January 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’ve been on the fence about posting this for almost a week since finding it over on fuck yeah chicago, and after watching it for the third or fourth time I’ve decided to pull the trigger. I have no idea what’s going on here. It’s kind of like somebody made a music video using the monster from M. Night’s The Village. Also there’s lots of bleeding. Whatever, I think it’s great and I can’t get the music out of my head. By the Chicago band A Lull, directed by Anthony Ciannamea.

 

 



Art

Sarah Palin’s Breath

January 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Don’t worry, I’m not going to bring politics into this blog, but this video is too freaking awesome to pass up.

 

 

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