The Macabre Art of Dimitri Tsykalov

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It’s amazing what one can do with nude models (of ordinary people) and uncooked meat being slathered onto their bodies. One wonders if these people vow to never eat meat again or are just fighting tough economic times and this was the only job they could get. Either way, I would take many baths after modeling raw meat!


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Dimitri Tsykalov is a Russian sculptor who uses food to send environmental messages like inhumane animal treatment, food waste and world hunger. He lives in Nogent-sur-Marne outside of Paris, France. His first solo exhibition was in Ireland in September 2004. He raises questions about health, the body and about life and death.He is quoted as saying: “My art is contrary to the brutality of modern images.”

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Artist Dimitri Tsykalov also sculpts with earth and wood to make people who have been numbed by exposure to the human body reconsider its consequence and meaning. One can’t escape the murderer, the raw hate or indifference we all encompass inside of ourselves when we bear witness to Dimitri Tsykalov’s art pieces.

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