Powerfully Political Art Made From Food

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The artwork created by the Japanese art collective known as Three creates work with a political subtext as powerful as it is subtle.  Three often uses common food objects such as fish shaped soy sauce packets or candy.  For example, the installation Eat Me uses 7,000 wrapped candy pieces hung from the gallery ceiling in the shape of a house.  Visitors are encouraged to pluck candy from the installation and toss the wrapper in a corner set aside in the gallery.  Slowly throughout the day the ‘house’ of candy is transformed into a pile of trash – a symbolic recreation of the overwhelming destruction of homes by Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Eugenio Merino’s Witty Political Sculptures

Artist Eugenio Merino produces overtly political sculptures.  His witty work explores issues such as class, violence, war, religion.  For example, the piece Redecorate Your Life is an ultra-realistic silicone model of a homeless man who seemingly fell asleep (or died?) while flipping through an Ikea catalog.  His home, however, is simply the packaging of the items he was glancing at.  Merino’s work cleverly comments on materialism, poverty, and  homogeneity.  His sculptures make a statement with a sense of humor while retaining a sense of gravity.

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David Mendez Alonso’s Parts of a Whole

David Mendez Alonso is a Spanish born artist whose work is out of this world. He separates his elements around the page letting each vignette breathe and forming what I think is a quite explosive finished work. His pieces have a beautiful dialogue.