Top 12 Food Art
- Caroline Kurze
We’ve collected our favorite artworks that involve food and all kinds of eatables. If you click on the picture you can read a more detailed blogpost to each piece. Enjoy our Top 12 Food Art.
Marion Luttenberger collaborated with a friend to create a series around ‘food, and a whole lot of love’. The pictures were commissioned by thegoodforks.com based in Vancouver. They set focus on the authenticity and transparency of markets while believing that good food has the power to change the economic viability of communities.
Food Photographer Beth Galton and Food Stylist Charlotte Omnès collaborated for the series ‘Cut Food’. A fun idea to provide a peek at food in a way that defies gravity- slicing it right down the middle in whatever container it’s normally found in.
It all started with ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch. This ‘Scream made of ham’ inspired Karsten Wegener, Silke Baltruschat and Raik Holst to look for more examples in art they could reinterpret with sausages and bologna.
Christopher Boffoli does what was strictly forbidden when I was a child; he is playing with food. His miniature men explore eatables out of a new, unknown perspective. Thus an applecake becomes a building site, noodles become a viewing platform and a cornet is reconstructed to a tent.
A while back designer David Schwen had the idea of making Pantone chips out of real household objects—sponges, cardboard, and the like. Though when he was taping two of the Pantone chips together to see how they looked next to one another, he instantly thought of how people pair food together, and the Pantone pairings were born.
By dropping different foods manually onto bendable plates, Esther Lobo created her series ‘Rorschach’. Inspired by the well known psychological Rorschach test she creates a mosaic of colorful patterns made of ice cream, tomato sauce and many other foods.
In this fun series of painted objects named ‘It’s not what it seems’, artist Hikaru Cho transforms common foods with deftly applied acrylic paints into something else. A banana gets to look like a cucumber, a tomato becomes a mandarine and even an egg is made into an eggplant.
Hong Yi is a Malaysian artist and architect, who is working within the confines of a plate with various eatables, creating animals, landscapes and other objects only using food and a plain white plate as a background.
Elena Mora examined the deconstruction and the basic ingredients of our typical food and how certain ingredients combined give us our favorite dishes. She says: “The unbalanced situation of ingredients is directly connected to our stereotyped idea of a ‘balanced diet’ , what is better than one of grandmas home-cooked meals to finally have a balanced diet!?”.