The work of Masao Kinoshita will fool the odd person into thinking some very strange human-animal creatures exist in the world. A collection of sculptures that is worthy of being apart of the Body Worlds exhibit, Masao Kinoshita's sculptures show off the extremely exotic musculature of elephant men, duck centaurs and bunny body builders.
Inspired by diverse mythologies, religions and folklores from around the world, Masao Kinoshita predominantly uses wood to create his impressively detailed sculptures. Yet some are golden and stone grey to suggest he does rely on other materials as well. Beautiful Decay writes, "Throughout Masao Kinoshita’s impressive body of work, the physical and the metaphysical are allowed to coexist. Where modern religions condemn the pleasures of the body and exalt in those of the spirit, these sculptures present a world wherein the gods themselves are proud[...] to live within mortal anatomies.
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