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Food Art: Part 1

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Nir Adar, "Octopussy", 2005

Beautiful/Decay decided to do a three-part series of posts on artists who never listened to their mother’s advice….. not to play with their food! Food itself is an art form, its creation and consumption can be as much a feast for the senses and expression of emotion as any other type of creation. However, this collection of artists were not merely seeking to create a meal (in fact most of these works should be regarded as wholly inedible). In experimenting with squishing, flinging, melting, and otherwise manipulating food in all manners of ways, these artists were able to use food as a medium to comment about everything: from rising levels of obesity, to our perceptions of ethnicity and class. Read on to check out our first three artists!

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Nick Ruechel

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Nick Ruechel is a photographer with an interest in confrontation and history. His images are timely, prudent, and worth ingraining in your memory.

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Andrew Holder

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By creating a style akin to The Very Hungry Caterpillar for grown-ups, Andrew Holder has snagged some big clients, including Roxy and Urban Outfitters. His intricate patterns, clever compositions, and often bold color choices make Holder’s pieces buzz with visual interest.

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Fernanda Veron

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Fernanda Veron believes it’s important to sometimes have your head in the clouds, and belong to the past and future while simultaneously remaining in the present. Every moment is fleeting, but Veron is there to document every passing emotion. She asserts that, despite the fact her works seem to resist an existence in a single time frame, they are autobiographical, and perhaps a testimony to her refusal to live solely in the present.

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Behind-the-Scenes with “Art Works Every Time” Artist: Emory Allen

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Emory Allen "Harvest", 2010

Today we go behind the scenes with Emory Allen, one of the ten featured artists in our upcoming “Art Works Every Time” exhibition. Emory will be showing his latest series, which uncovers and explores the mythology of his Filipino heritage. The result is a collection of strange and beautiful images, vibrating with energetic linework. Read on to discover more about Emory’s work!

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Photos Of BP Oil Spill

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The Boston Globe has been posting a great collection of photographs from the disasterous BP oil spill. While these images are beautifully taken they are constant reminders of our greedy need for more oil and our relentless desire to make a profit with disregard to how our actions will effect our future.  More images after the jump.

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Andrew Newson

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The first descriptors that come to mind when viewing the photography of Andrew Newson are: still, quiet, repose. This UK based photographer holds still moments of peace to take in his rich and varied imagery; whether it be the hidden treasures of Sussex or the splashes of red from seaside to city.

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Theis Wendt

TW_Circle_(inspection)_140x180cm_2010The characters in Theis Wendt’s paintings are looking for something.  Taking place at night, his explorers throw ghostly beams from flashlights.  What are they looking for?  Houses radiate from secret sources.  Giant boats rake the coastline with spotlights.  The subject seems to be a philosophical kind of looking, and reminded me of Pink Floyd’s Ummagumm album cover.
 

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