Animal Heads on People Look Freakishly Real

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm

It’s in human nature to compare his quality of character with animals because we call ourselves the civilized creatures that set us apart from them.

Now imagine the animal metaphors as literal as Alessandro Gallo did by replacing human heads with animals, sounds hilarious, isn’t it? Well, the Italian artist took a completely different direction when he began experimenting with digital photography, manipulating images to create scenes of animals in familiar city settings. By 2005, he decided to give his creatures a physical presence by sculpting them from clay. Today, his work features human/animal hybrids, across many mediums. In his latest solo exhibition ‘Strange Encounters’, he navigates through the complex assemblage of human emotions while mimicking them as half-human, half-animal. Scroll on to see some of our favorite photos from his collection and enjoy peeps!

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