Visual Art


3D Sculpture by Arsen Asyrankulov

The nightmarish beings from the imagination of Kyrgyzstan-based artist Arsen Asyrankulov are hauntingly beautiful and detailed beyond belief. Majestically alien, biomechanical, and torturously intricate, they have both the ethereality of a divine plane and the insistently organic, macabre physicality of an extraterrestrial world. Seemingly part-god, part-corpse, part-demon, Asyrankulov’s digital sculptures have a visceral and fluid anatomy hybridizing different forms and merging with their environments, as in a queenly figure who seems inseparable from the vast throne-like structure behind her, which also evokes a skeletal form embracing/imprisoning her. Asyrankulov’s art calls to mind immense scales and landscapes of frightening grandeur, colossal voids housing the palaces of dead alien gods, all emanating an outré baroque quality and rendered in disturbing splendor.