Young and talented artist Pavel Bondar presented his new work as part of his author’s project “Delicious Faces”. An artist who paints with food painted an unusual portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.
For the whole world, Elizabeth II is greatness and nobility, English restraint combined with royal generosity. Pavel Bondar presents the whole story to everyone’s eyes in a new portrait. The Queen of Great Britain is depicted on a dark canvas using oatmeal. All the severity and sophistication is presented in just two colors, but in thousands of shades. Painstaking, hours-long work. Grains of flakes of different grinding are added to the correct facial features, the history of an entire state in the person of the great empress.
It is not without reason that Pavel chose this particular material to create the picture. The real English breakfast is oatmeal. Breakfast of an aristocrat or breakfast of a simple Englishman. Oatmeal with syrup or oatmeal in the water. Who would have thought that an everyday food product could unite an entire country. What could be simpler and at the same time as multifaceted as this portrait?
– It has long been no secret that the Queen’s daily breakfast consists of oatmeal, – artist Pavel Bondar comments on his work. – Oatmeal is eaten, perhaps, every second in England. And rightly so – oatmeal is considered a healthy product. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the Queen of England is in great shape. Of course, oatmeal is also an affordable drawing product, which, as it turned out, was at my place. One of these days. When I scattered the packaging of oatmeal, I realized that you can not only eat it, but also use it as a material to create something interesting. So I got the idea to paint a portrait of Elizabeth II.
Themselves oatmeal Pavel Bondar used as reflections of light on his face. For several hours in a row I laid out one piece on the canvas. Where there is more light, there is more porridge. And vice versa, where there is less light on the face, there is no light. To create smooth transitions of light and shade, the same oatmeal was used, only crushed.
“With this portrait, I wanted to show that everything exquisite is simple,” continues Pavel Bondar. – That even from such a seemingly ordinary product it is possible to make a portrait of the queen herself. And when you look at the portrait a little from a distance, one gets the feeling that it is made of golden scales.