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Jose Carlos Casado's avatar Jose Carlos Casado

This work is part of a series I started in 2010 under the title Sacrifice, with a large-scale sculpture at the centerpiece of the project. The sculpture is a hanging body inspired by violent political events and the ecstasy of the body in extreme situations. The series is based on a character I created using 3D technologies. Inspired by images of war, the nature of truth in photography and media; and the ecstasy of the body in movement. Rendering human skin as an extreme expression – an explosion of colors and an exaggeration of shapes – it is a combination of illusion and reality, a violent dance of the mind, and an ironic game with multiple layers of perception. The character is informed by the classical images of bodies in extreme, taking cues from Rembrandt’s Carcass of Beef and Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Crucifixion. The body is not only violent, it is also erotic: “In essence, the domain of eroticism is the domain of violence,” said Georges Bataille

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 8"
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Width: 8'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 13'