The exhibition “Reshaped Reality: 50 Years of Hyper-realistic Sculpture” has currently taken over at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan, with the likes of Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck, and several others. The survey of hyper-realistic figurative work features both larger-than-life and distorted takes on the human form. The exhibition runs through Sept. 22 at the space.
“From the 1960s and 1970s on, different sculptors got involved with a mode of realism based on the physically lifelike appearance of the human body,” the program says. “By deploying traditional techniques of modeling, casting and painting in order to recreate human figures, they followed different approaches towards a contemporary form of figural realism. The exhibition is the first to reveal five different key issues in the approach towards the depiction of figural realism in order to emphasize how the way we see our bodies has been subject to constant change.”
By Andy Smith