Sometimes humans really do seem like nothing more than tangles of metal, bone, and hair attached a digital watches. That's the uneasy message of Canadian artist David Altmejd's sculptures, which have made him a controversial but popular artist over the past few years. A lot of his stuff is techno-grotesque, which you can see below, but his scariest pieces are the sleek, shiny ones.
Here is a detail from one of Altmejd's bodies.
And here is another one of his half-metal, half-grotesque pieces.
But this one, featuring a bunch of mirror people in a mirrored room, is the one that really freaks me out. The people are all industrial-shiny surfaces, covered in scary spikes. They're like beautiful but deadly robots who came out a little malformed from the factory.
Altmejd has a solo exhibit coming up in London in mid-October.
David Altmejd [artist site]
Foot closeup via Eglantine.