Ida Skivenes likes to play with her food. And lucky for us, because the Oslo, Norway-based artist crafts the most stunning homages to modern art through a few simple ingredients and a lot of detail. For her “Art Toast Project,” she’s been remaking some of the world’s most famous works of art in a unique medium: jam, cheese, peanut butter, and other food stuffs using toast as her canvas.
In this ongoing project, with new work posted on her Instagram account regularly, she attempts to make art more accessible to the public, and perhaps play on the concept of “food porn” that so many Instagrammers flood their feeds with. The artist explains, “What inspired me initially was the literal meaning of ‘food art,’ in that one creates artworks with food. So I combined that with my personal interest in modern art and set out to see if it was possible to recreate famous painters masterpieces without dishonoring them completely. It’s a way of sharing my love of both food and art together.”
Are those heads popping out of vinyl records? In one word, yes. Italians Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa of L017 take waste materials or recycled objects and create art out of them. They find the “charm” in things that have been “abandoned, thrown away, discarded, forgotten or intentionally removed.” This stop-you-in-your-track piece is made up of five overlapping vinyl records that have each been shaped on one side to create distinct heads.
I really cannot wait for get my hands on the CD.