Surreal Sculpture Shows Skull Between a Split Head


Taiji Taomote is an artist from Japan who uses plaster to creature sculptures which have a surreal look to them. Using skeletal motifs as his inspiration, Taiji creates skull art which has a mixture of realism and imaginative features to it.

His most original skull art piece, called Death Visceration, is a sculpture of a beautiful woman who has a calm expression and a relaxed face. The only thing is the face is split down the middle with a realistic-looking skull ripping out of it.

Besides its amazing appeal, the dimensionality of this skull art makes it different than other skull art of the modern age. For example, Taiji sculpted two noses on the woman; one on each side of the split face. This allows viewers to see the face properly whether you look at it from the right side or the left side. When you look at it from the front side or back side, you can see the vertical crack down the middle of the head and face.

This skull art can be seen at the Akron Art Museum in Ohio. It is under the dreamlike exhibition art pieces and will be there until the date July 30th, 2017.

Taiji Taomote: Website

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