Patricia Piccinini, The Couple, 2018. Courtesy the artist.
With her hyperrealist sculptures Patricia Piccinini (b. 1965) has aroused attention and enthusiasm all over the world. Her large-scale, sensuous installations are played out amidst cross-currents of science fiction, natural science and feminism. The Australian artist’s universe teems with magical, fabulous animals, humanized machines and mutated humans given life by new technologies. With silicone, fibreglass, nylon, plastic and human hair Piccinini creates lifelike futuristic narratives that raise highly relevant issues of existence, climate and technology