Studio Job's Pussy Cats sculptures capture aggressive feline behaviour

Belgian artists Studio Job have designed a collection of feline bronze pieces with lights instead of eyes for London's Carpenters Workshop Gallery (+ slideshow).

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Fight

Studio Job based the Pussy Cats series of five pieces on their pets Paula and Jambe Blanche.

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Fight

The black cats are made from brass, which is pattinated across the bodies and polished to form shiny teeth, paw pads and claws.

Black electrical cords extend out of from their bottoms to connect the lights in their eyes to a power source.

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Fight

Cat Fight depicts one feline pouncing on another, with claws and teeth bared as they stare at each other with illuminated eyes.

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Swipe

"Cats can be quite ruthless," said studio founder Job Smeets. "I believe cats are, as we say, autistic to a certain extent as in they can't really connect into others' emotions."



Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Swipe

Cat Attack, Cat Swipe and Cat Hiss are created in the same style, each depicting a single male cat in a different aggressive pose.

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Swipe

"Let's be honest: cats kill birds, butterflies, mice and sometimes a mole," Smeets said. "Yet at the same time they sleep in our bed. Some say cats are more closely related to humans than we assume."

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Black Cat

The final sculpture is simply titled Black Cat, in which the animal is stood on all fours with its back arched and tail in the air.

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Black Cat

Designed in 2013, this feline has the same polished bronze testicles that have to be pressed to illuminate the yellow lights in the eyes of all the cats.

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Attack

"It's not every day you're asked to tickle a cat's testicles," said Studio Job.

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Cat Hiss

Pussy Cats are on display at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London's Mayfair district from 5 September to 3 October.

Pussy Cats by Studio Job
Cat Hiss

Photography is by A. Millot.