‘Visual Temperature’ is a series of fleshy looking objects created by Chinese artist Cao Hui with the idea that the surface of each object is as important as its interior.
The series contain everyday objects such as furniture or clothing sculpted to reveal their flesh and innards.
All pieces are crafted with accuracy from materials that would not normally be associated with soft and meaty parts: a mixture of resin, fibre and other mediums.
‘It seems artists are no longer happy just being artists, but are driven by their inborn love of performance to try out new roles, such as philosopher, scientist, doctor or perhaps even engineer. I think artists really want to play god more than anything else, and will stop at nothing to construct a truth that validates the self. They first delude themselves, then maybe move on to people around them. I really wonder to what extent these self deceptions and constructed truths can strike a nerve in the knowing onlooker.’ says Cao Hui in his artist statement.