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    The Jaws of Victory
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    The Jaws of Victory

    , Xiao Yuhan, 2021, 270 x 230 x 210 mm (detail shot)

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    Despite Good Intentions (Raspberry)

    , Xiao Yuhan, 2021,  2440 x 860 x 860 mm (video documentation)

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    Dental Trauma (Upper Quadrant)
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    Dental Trauma (Upper Quadrant)

    , Xiao Yuhan, 2020, dimensions variable, (detail shot)

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    Kaiju Study #2
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    Kaiju Study #2

    , Xiao Yuhan, 2018, 540 x 290 x 210 mm

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    Despite Good Intentions (Orange)
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    Despite Good Intentions (Orange)

    , Xiao Yuhan, 2021, 2440 x 860 x 860 mm

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Xiao Yuhan – BA/BFA

From the gallows humour in hockey's toothless grins to the cartoonish effect in the CGI of dissolving tablets in vitamin commercials, my current practice investigates the conceptualization of health and illness enchanted by capitalist devices: the visual rhetoric, the aesthetic deliberation, the gimmick. By schematizing a nexus of manufactured, natural, and crafted materials, e.g. aeration stone, shark teeth, and Kaiju Skin*, I make three-dimensional works along with drawings to generate familiar shapes, diagrams, and imageries that construct our everyday perceptions. Informed by both personal experiences and collected anecdotes, my works demonstrate the tragicomic subordination of humans to the ultimate cure, fitness, and life extension in an often dichotomous pursuit of science/quackery, love/violence, stoicism/self-indulgence. 

*Kaiju Skin is a material developed from my ongoing Kaiju Study.