A Husband and Wife Slice and Dice Human Faces | Monday Insta Illustrator
Kit King and Corey "Oda" Popp get dicey with anatomy in their hypersurreal takes on the human head.
A human head is lying on a table, delicately sliced up as cube-like as a spheroid noggin can be. There's no blood, and the expression spread amongst the pieces seems serene. One can't help but morbidly wonder about the circumstances of his death, and how the murderer cleaved through bone and brain with such elegance and cleanliness—perhaps the delicately-arranged body parts were freeze-dried?
The scene described above is Canadian husband and wife duo Kit King and Corey "Oda" Popp's hypersurreal painting, Raw, which so many Instagram commenters confused for a sculpture that King added an edit explaining that the artwork was strictly 2D. She and Popp explore human facial structure with a mixture of scientific inquiry and a youthful fascination with bending things until they break.
A tongue-in-cheek painting called Facelift explores every minute detail of a dude who has mummified his face with packaging tape. Still more paintings see their subjects smeared with paint a lá Furiosa in Mad Max, or eyes sporting burst blood vessels. One man seems to have the eye of a cat or other strange beast. Another canvas looks like it's been punctured by an enthusiastically thrown middle finger. That one's called Creative Block.
Check out their work below.