Stephanie Gonot’s Modern Still Life Photography

Stephanie Gonot‘s takes the classical still life and replaces fruit, flowers, and skulls with fanta, lunch meat, and ice cream. The results are clean and funny and a totally great time. Right now she is working on a bi-weekly column called “Food Mood” for the Italian magazine Red Milk where she takes fashion photographs as inspiration for her photographs of food. It also is a joy.

Akiko Ida & Pierre Javalle

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Married couple, Akiko Ida & Pierre Javalle, use their culinary, photographic, and miniature figurine making skills to create an endearing body of work where food become recognizable landscapes. Not quite the equivalent of my dream for mountains of blueberries, but close enough!

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Dimitri Tsykalov

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I am in love with Dimitri Tsykalov’s series of fruit and veggie skulls. So intricately carved into accurate representations! He seems to take an interest in unorthodox sculpture materials… as he used meat to create war weapons as a commentary on the exposed soldier inside a butchering.

Food Art, Part 3

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This is the third and final installation in B/D’s food art series. Check out today’s artists and get inspired by the delicious madness!

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Fulvio Bonavia, "Untitled", A Matter of Taste, 2008

Fulvio Bonavia, "Untitled", A Matter of Taste, 2008

As I mentioned last week, I thought it’d be interesting to round up a collection of artists who make art out of the surprising medium of food. Read on to find out today’s round up!

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!

“Global Street Food”

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"Floating market" from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

“Global Street Food” is a show which is currently running at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. The exhibition is made up of actual structures used by street food vendors around the world. It was curated by German art director Mike Meir√©, who writes that it “is dedicated to the fascination with improvised kitchens in public places; urban fast food stations navigating the contrast between pragmatic dilettantism and complexity in the smallest of spaces.”

Sweet Dreams – Kristen Lepore

Kristen Lepore’s¬†Sweet Dreams is fun, long, labor intensive stop motion about food. Discovered during WFMU‘s broadcast of SXSW a while back.