people looking at the sculpture

Hyperreal Angel Sculpture Shocks Beijing

sun yuan and peng yu angel sculpture beijing

This extremely realistic sculpture by the artist pair Sun Yuan and Peng Yu has resurfaced and is causing a stir amongst the inhabitants of Beijing. You can see why, as their depiction of the heavenly creatures is not as ethereal and wholesome as we are used to. Is it a visual metaphor for our troubled times? Or our loss of faith perhaps?

angel sculpture, chicken wings

sculpture angel, elderly

sculpture grotesque angel

people looking at the sculpture

sculpture of old lady angel

All photos © Sun Yuan & Peng Yu 

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