ByJonathan J Moya, writer at Creators.co
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Jonathan J Moya

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.

Pablo Picasso's "Guernica"
Pablo Picasso's "Guernica"

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.

Dissection of  the Little Mermaid
Dissection of the Little Mermaid

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.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Dissection of a TNMT
Dissection of a TNMT
Dissection of a TNMT
Dissection of a TNMT
Dissection of a TNMT
Dissection of a TNMT
Dissection of a TNMT
Dissection of a TNMT

Human Dissections

In Nychos' human dissections, particularly 'Apocalypse Weird' (below) which can be described as Nychos' 'Guernica' tribute, you can see the cubists influence.

Apocalypse Weird
Apocalypse Weird

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.

Bring Me Your Daughter to the Slaughter
Bring Me Your Daughter to the Slaughter
Dissection
Dissection
X-Ray Bob
X-Ray Bob
Dissection of Hunter S Thompson
Dissection of Hunter S Thompson

Animal Dissections

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.

Anatomy of a Flamingo
Anatomy of a Flamingo
Chicken Dance
Chicken Dance
Cross Section of a Doberman
Cross Section of a Doberman
Dissection of a Black Widow
Dissection of a Black Widow
Dissection of a Raptor
Dissection of a Raptor
Dissection of a Fox
Dissection of a Fox
Dissection of a Gator
Dissection of a Gator
Dissection of a Sperm Whale
Dissection of a Sperm Whale
Dissection of a White Rabbit
Dissection of a White Rabbit
Dissection of a Hammerhead Shark
Dissection of a Hammerhead Shark
Dissection of an Orca
Dissection of an Orca
Dissection of Mother Tiger
Dissection of Mother Tiger
Fleischwolf
Fleischwolf
Headache in Istanbul
Headache in Istanbul
Horsepower
Horsepower
Skeleton of a Doberman
Skeleton of a Doberman
X-Ray of a Doberman
X-Ray of a Doberman
X-Ray of a Wolf
X-Ray of a Wolf
Snake Bait
Snake Bait
X-Ray of the Artist's Name
X-Ray of the Artist's Name

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