‘arm (right)’ by andres krisar, 2006 (polyester, oil paint) & ‘arm (left)’ by andres krisar, 2006 (polyester, oil paint)

anders krisar is a swedish artist currently based in stockholm, his work deals with a variety of subjects including the human body. in his recent body of work, krisar has concentrated on photography and sculptures, especially modified faces and body parts. in this series of piece you can see how he takes realistic casts of the torso, arms or face and modifies them in ways that lend them a surreal quality. there is the basket weaving of skin in ‘cuirass’ a commentary on leather goods, and ‘the birth of us (boy)’ a young man’s torso with hand prints firmly embedded in the skin.

http://www.anderskrisar.com

anders krisar‘sonja (layers)’ by andres krisar, 2008 (used clothes)

anders krisar‘medicine mom’ by andres krisar, 2002 (medicines, super glue) & ‘medicine man’ by andres krisar, 2007 (medicines, super glue)

anders krisar‘bomb suit’ by andres krisar, 2007 (eod bomb suit, explosive traces)

anders krisar‘cuirass (front)’ by anders krisar, 2005 (silicone, fiber glass,  oil paint, mdf, plastic padding, metal screws)

anders krisar‘cuirass (back)’ by anders krisar, 2005 (silicone, fiber glass,  oil paint, mdf, plastic padding, metal screws)

anders krisar‘the birth of us (boy)’ by anders krisar, 2007 (fiber glass,  oil paint, hardware)

anders krisar‘the birth of us (girl)’ by anders krisar, 2007 (fiber glass,  oil paint, hardware)