CHIMERAS: 1998

In researching Aziz + Cucher I discovered a body of their work that bizarrely (or not) is called.. as my own project is called, Chimera(s).

The body of work is powerful, disturbing, and in my opinion brilliantly creative. A failed genetic experiment cross bred with lumpen metallic objects wrapped in skin.

“Somewhere between Brancusi-esque bases without their better halves and supertechnological “appliances” for a race of freaks, these freckly figments seem neither purely aesthetic nor wholly functional: They linger somewhere uncomfortably in-between”. —Nico Israel, ARTFORUM, March 2001

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