Death and Science by Madame Tussauds

Hyungkoo Lee, Gauntlet, 2001

Hyungkoo Lee, Altering Facial Features with Device-H5, 2003

Hyungkoo Lee, Geococcyx Animatus + Canis Latrans Animatus, 2005/6

Hyungkoo Lee, Felis Catus Animatus details, 2006

Hyungkoo Lee, Korean artist.
The dramatically black baroque space. The lighting is sharp, clear and beautiful. The dynamic forms float in a locked time. The clever duplicity and the misunderstanding of that look, which produced the Baroque, towards the unexplored nature, the look of a new science.
The scene captured here and now by our eyes is, of course, different from that of the baroque age. The anthropomorphism to which Hyungkoo Lee alludes is now trivial and silly, from long time not more ingenuous. That one nor more of Disney but of Disneyland. As our no more innocent rather to science addicted look.
Very, very ironic these works, but the laughter that inevitably takes us, is chilling. Death and science by Madame Tussauds.

Hyungkoo Lee

The body and his cancer

Louise Bourgeois, Janus Fleuri, 1968

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999

Louise Bourgeois, Temper Tantrum, 2000

Robert Mapplethorpe, Louise Bourgeois, 1982

Louise Bourgeois may be unpleasant. His works are stinging and provoking, even his statements, as its negative narcissism.

Born in 1911, she has gone through a full century, and all the avant-garde with it. Surrealism, first.
For this artist styles have been a technical tool, neither more nor less as the techniques in the real sense of the word.
In decades of work she remained extraordinarily true to itself and its themes: the emotions, obsessions and psychological tensions around the body, femininity, sex.
Full of autobiographical references, his works are expression of a powerful creative will and an extraordinary power assertive: through art, the artist is free and "forgives".
His art is at the encounter point between a monumental classicism and the latest trends of current art. All his work achieves a subtle and ambiguous difference than our expectations.
Yes, a thin women with a considerable muscular strength.

The spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.

Images source: Procuniar Workshop, Ecopolis