The Illustrator Who Uses Gore To Poke Fun At Our Prudish Society
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The Illustrator Who Uses Gore To Poke Fun At Our Prudish Society

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By: Erika Cruz

March 28, 2017

Design The Illustrator Who Uses Gore To Poke Fun At Our Prudish Society
Avatar of Erika Cruz

By: Erika Cruz

March 28, 2017






Min Liu Gore Animation Shark Bath

Contemporary society focuses most of its energy in suppressing and avoiding pain. Unlike our primitive ancestors, we attempt to protect ourselves from suffering as much as we can. Even when it becomes inevitable, we do our best to hide from it.






Min Liu Gore Animation Head Balloon
Min Liu Gore Animation  Cat Paste

As a response, works such as those by artist Min Liu take everyday situations and turn them into pieces that speak louder than words.

Min Liu Gore Animation  Time

Min Liu Gore Animation  Brain

Min Liu is a Taiwanese motion graphics designer and animator. Her unique style is defined by her dark humor. One of her current series is the Bloody Dairy Project where she challenged herself to do one animation per day for 100 days. Her animated gifs mix the cute, the gory, and the comedic. This collection is flooded with severed limbs gallivanting about without the need of their former body.

Min Liu Gore Animation  Tap shoes

Min Liu Gore Animation  Crocodile

The animations often include cats and other creatures in surreal situations, with a simple palette of only red, black, and white. The colors work perfectly with the bizarre narrative to illustrate the strange humor included in the animation.



Min Liu Gore Animation  HeatMin Liu Gore Animation  Bloody Dairy


Min Liu believed her future to be as an accountant until the day she stumbled upon a book by Aaron Nieh. Her life’s direction changed, since she began her studies towards a career in visual arts. She first began solely as a graphic designer until she found her passion in animation.

Min Liu Gore Animation  Grill

Min Liu Gore Animation  Mirror

Sense of humor is one of the few elements that is never missing from her animation challenge. Min Liu admits she takes inspiration from random situations and objects she came across while doing the project.



Min Liu Gore Animation  Hand




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Translated by María Suárez







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