Art and comics seldom presents the visceral truth - the teeming mass of body parts, gelatinous substances and fluids that make up our bodies. The fairly obvious reason is that the body is covered by so much skin. Without an inside there is no outside. No thoughts or emotions or maybe even a soul.
Modern art is not indebted to a photo realistic portrayal of the world. It can warp and slice what we see into visions of perceptions. That is why Picasso's 'Nude Descending a Staircase' or his other Cubist paintings attempt to portray a 360 degree reality step by step. It tries to represent the flow of reality in the geometry of the every-day.
Picasso's one great attempt to present a visceral reality resulted in the preeminent masterpiece of the 20th Century - 'Guernica.' 'Guernica' explodes outward with a gut wrenching precision that displays the horrors of war through an internal death scream. Everything in 'Guernica' is dying from the inside. The agony of the destruction is obvious. There is no need to show the bombs or body parts. Our imagination fills in the horror.
The Viennese street muralist Nychos tries to fill in the missing visceral existence. Dissection becomes a form of Cubism in his hands. Dissection presents the layers in a way that is horrifying , beautiful (and unlike 'Guernica') also colorful.
Nychos takes his scalpel to both the animal and comic book world. He concentrates on giving the mythology of Mickey Mouse, The Little Mermaid, TNMT a visceral reality, an extra dimension that tries to make them mortal by showing the internal squishy reality.
Nychos' dissections are not so much an attempt to destroy our childhood memories as they are an experiment to bring them in alignment with the real world.
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In Nychos' human dissections, particularly 'Apocalypse Weird' (below) which can be described as Nychos' 'Guernica' tribute, you can see the cubists influence.
Layered over the Picasso homage is another homage to the Mexican tradition of Dias Des Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The dissections become multilayer 'Death Masques' exposing all of the human substance from muscles, organs, tissue and skeletons. The comic style rendering keeps the whole anatomy lesson from collapsing into revulsion and morbidness.
The animal dissections explore the notion that life and death coexist in the same space and time. Everything is awaiting its death, and its eventual immortality as a future discovered fossil or the dust under our feet.