Jason Freeny – The Anatomical Grotesque of Popular Culture Icons

MedHum | Daily Dose

dailydose_darkstrokeToday, we have another piece from Arno Görgen; this time, on the work of Jason Freeny. Arno is a researcher at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. His main research focusses on interconnections between popular culture and biomedical science, esp. on digital games and medicine. His nom de plume on twitter is @pachukipachuki.

Jason Freeny (*1970) is a US American artist who developed a singular style of modern art, pop art and surrealism through the creation of anatomical sculptures of globally known icons of pop culture, like Barbie, Batman, the Smurfs and Lego figures. Freeny originally studied industrial design in New York and, after some years of working as a theatrical designer, joined MTV as a freelance designer in 1997, where he designed and created stage sets, props and custom artworks for several MTV productions (besides others, MTV’s “Rock-n-Jock” series and the “TRL Awards”). In 2002, he started with the…

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