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Colin Christian is a London-born, US-based sculptor known for making playful, doll-like sculptures inspired by science fiction, electronic music, anime, and more. Since 2014, Christian’s works have delved into the darker territories of phobias and the erotic occult. It started with a series of sculptures exploring Trypophobia—that is, the fear of irregularly shaped holes. Christian carved into the sculpted faces, inserting masses of teeth into the wounds. More recently, Christian has been exploring the crossroads of sex and black magic in his work, as seen in the sculptures “Stricken” and “The Smokin Goat of Mendes.” Whether it’s a face erupting into worms or a mischievous goat with genitalia fused to its skull, Christian has an uncanny way to deconstruct beauty and blend it with feelings of unease.
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