John Rainey Explores Identity in Terms of Reality and Simulations

 - Feb 26, 2013
References: johnrainey & theverge
The art of John Rainey is disturbing on several levels. On a purely aesthetic level, the bulbous humaniod forms look like something out of a horror film. On a more emotional level, John Rainey addresses the subject of mutable identity in a world that is blurring the lines between reality and simulation more and more. His latest exhibition, titled 'Hyper Activity: Scenes from an Other Reality,' addresses the anxiety and fetishization some people hold when it comes to human's strange, cyborg future. Held at the Marsden Woo Gallery, each sculpture first started as a photograph then was prototyped with a 3D printer and finally cast in porcelain.

John Rainey was born in Ireland and now lives and works in London, England.