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What products would food artist Pavel Bondar use to paint portraits of Russian stars?

“I would paint Stas Mikhailov with cognac and chocolate, and Shnur with beer and fish with bones”
Food artist Pavel Bondar told how he sees Russian stars

The artist Pavel Bondar is known, if not by all, then by many. The young man became famous for the fact that he began to draw media personalities with the help of products. For example, US President Donald Trump is bitter as dill, and singer Lady Gaga is sweet as a banana with a light taste of kiwi and pomegranate seeds. But I wonder what kind of products he would use to paint Russian artists? We’ll warn you in advance: only Olga Buzova will be unlucky. As the author says, he has not been interested in portraying this singer for a long time.

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Vika Tsyganova is, of course, “Russian vodka, black bread, herring”, Sergei Trofimov – “shashlik for cognac, very tasty”, the leader of the ChayF group Vladimir Shakhrin – “a bottle of kefir, half a baton”, and Zemfira – oranges. Probably, everyone who dares to draw some analogies will think so. However, for Paul, such associations are too superficial and straightforward. The main thing for him is to reflect the character traits.
Looking at the artist’s works, we immediately ask ourselves: why almost all of his heroes live far abroad? There are those who are closer!
“And let’s name the names of Russian artists, and you – say, from what would they be drawn?” – we suggest. Pavel laughs but agrees. And, of course, candidate number one is the idol of women, Stas Mikhailov!

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“Well, look. Stas … – the artist thinks for a moment. – I got the idea that if I painted him, I would do it with cognac and chocolate. Moreover, chocolate – black and black. Why? Well, first of all, he’s a chanson singer. There is some kind of strength and masculinity in him. And at the same time, he is all so sweet and glamorous. Yes, it is cognac, chocolate and nothing else. ”
“Oleg Gazmanov? – continues Pavel. – It seems to me that you can’t do without cucumbers or parsley. Cucumbers can be finely chopped and laid out with their silhouette. Greens are cheerfulness, and Oleg is such a person that he will give odds to all young people. So it seems like he wakes up in the morning and shouts: “Get up! Time to drink smoothies and make salads! ”
Next in line is Pavel’s favorite singer, Glucose. “Oh, it’s hard for me to say,” he says, “but this is something very sweet and very light. And definitely not sugar, because it is heavy. Maybe powdered sugar? Or transparent gummies? Definitely in her portrait there must be some kind of low alcohol. As an option – colored liqueur, because she is a cheerful girl, reckless, relaxed and romantic at the same time. ”
“You can also add coconut flakes,” the young man continues. “It seems to me it will be beautiful.”
So, it’s clear about the girls. Better about brutal men. Whom to suggest? Maybe Sergey Shnurov? For some reason, his famous phrase immediately comes to mind: “Someone bakes buns, and someone fries grasshoppers. This is his business. Not mine. He doesn’t shove them into my mouth, snatching my favorite whipped cream bun out of my hands! ”
“Cord? There must be something enchanting, – laughs Pavel. – You will be surprised, but I immediately saw fish with bones and beer. And there must be a lot of spices in the picture. Sharp, bright, scorching. ”

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When asked where he got such associations, the artist replies that there are always some provocative moments in the work of the Leningrad group. You seem to listen – and you feel so good, so much fun. And then – again! – and seems to press down. He is straightforward, this Cord, honest. Not afraid to speak the truth.

“Good. And Dzhigurda? ” We ask. And here the artist admits that he has a dissonance.

“Nikita Dzhigurda … – he thinks. – What can he associate with? It looks more like a ketchup-type paste. Only it is not sharp, but some kind of unexpected. Unrecognizable by the taste buds. He’s just an unpredictable person. Outwardly – very courageous, defending his position, but inside – subtle and able to speak in poetry. And, of course, some kind of alcohol can be added to the picture. It won’t be so good without him. ”

Angela Merkel

Gazmanov – cucumbers, Cord – no whipped cream, but beer and fish, Glucose – coconut flakes. Only Olga Buzova is unlucky, about whom the artist says that he would hardly undertake to draw her.

“She is pretty, hardworking, but as a person she does not appeal to me at all,” explains Pavel. – Listen to the songs, and there is the same thing! ”

“And yet … – he thinks. – Well, I would probably use vanilla and pepper. Vanilla – because her creativity is poppy and of the same type, and pepper – you know yourself. ”

However, Buzovoy, one might say, was still lucky: the pictures painted with pepper will be stored for a long time. Unlike, for example, the portrait of Angela Merkel, which Pavel created from sausages and beer. You cannot varnish this and you cannot hang it on the wall. In general, the artist is sure, beauty can be seen even in a jar of sprat – the main thing is to ignite!

Yana Bobylkina for dailystorm.ru

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Thirsty for Art: “Tasty Faces” by Pavel Bondar.

For most of us, food is nothing more than the fuel we need to sustain our development, but for the young Ukrainian artist Pavel Bondar, it is an impressive art form – the perfect environment for his vision to come true.

In his Tasty Faces project, the self-taught artist creates stunning portraits of celebrities from food items – from coffee to bananas to oatmeal.
“The idea to create portraits from food came to me completely unexpectedly. I wanted to express my inner feelings in a visual form, and I found that food is the most suitable vehicle for this, ”says Bondar.

Chocolate Beyonce and Van Gogh made from bread

Pavel Bondar is a melancholic person at heart who enjoys loneliness and tranquility, but sometimes he can easily get carried away by emotions.
“It happened to me once when I was listening to Beyoncé’s music. As an artistic experiment, I took a bar of chocolate and began to paint a portrait of it, ”recalls Pavel, adding that chocolate is best suited for the perception of a singer and an actress.

After the first “tasty” experiment was successful, Bondar fully unleashed his imagination. Now the materials the artist uses include coffee, wine, bread, sushi, fruits and more, and among the celebrities he painted are pop diva Lady Gaga, Queen Elizabeth II and French singer Mylene Farmer.

As a rule, Pavel trusts his intuition when choosing the key “ingredient” for a new portrait. Food is always associated in one way or another with the character depicted. For example, the bread and tea that Paul used to create the portrait of Vincent van Gogh were almost obvious.

“For a long time, the famous Dutch artist suffered from poverty, eating only bread and water. So bread crusts and strong tea were part of his daily life. ”

In love with every character

Paul’s creative and innovative workflow still requires a lot of dedication and attention to detail. A good example is his sushi portrait of the Chinese actress and superstar Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Zhang Ziyi.

“The sushi portrait took me a few days. Rice was laid out on a piece of paper bit by bit, mixed with sesame seeds, seaweed and soy sauce. I wanted to convey the atmosphere typical of Japanese food culture, ”says the artist.

According to Pavel, who spends hours on each of his unconventional works of art, this process is more important than the end result. Naturally, portraits made from food are short-lived.
Sometimes this process not only takes a lot of time and energy, but is also quite extravagant.
“I was very impressed when I painted a portrait of the Perfumer (a character from the 2006 film Perfumer: A Murderer’s Story, played by actor Ben Whishaw) with vanilla and cinnamon right on the girl’s body.”

“I really like the process of creating a portrait, and I am in love with every character,” says Pavel, adding that he recently realized how exciting it is to feel the simplicity and fluidity of every brush or stroke he makes.
Pavel Bondar is already full of new ideas and is exploring new edible artistic possibilities. He also has some tips for those who need to get energized through art as well as food: “Look deeper at the mundane things, feel and love the people around you, and the inspiration will never leave you!”

Jeanne Coiviola for findchina.info

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Ukrainian artist created portraits of world leaders from food in self-isolation. Another unconventional way to distract yourself

Someone, during self-isolation, watches TV shows for days or diligently pumps the press, and the artist Pavel Bondar decided to diversify his favorite business. The young man armed himself with porridge instead of brushes and began to paint portraits.

The collection of the artist from the Dnieper already has a large number of works. He painted food portraits of such world leaders as Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump.

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Bondar himself told 360 that food plays a huge role in people’s lives. During self-isolation, many began to buy food, fearing a shortage, and the artist decided to apply them in a different way.

“Food can be perfectly applied in art and thus show my attitude to everything that happens. I expressed the national cuisine of each country, the presidents of which I portrayed, ”said the artist.

He added that for his works he chose traditional products from different countries and those without which people would not be able to do during self-isolation.

“I believe that everyone has the right to their own point of expression. I’ve expressed my attitude to the pandemic and quarantine in such a creative way. I hope that this will cheer someone up and the person will be interested in contemporary art, distracted from their problems, ”Bondar concluded.

Now in the world there are already more than 3.2 million people infected with coronavirus. Doctors have cured 229 thousand patients.

 

Daria Bunyakova, Maria Bokareva for 360tv.ru

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Merkel from beer, Trump from corn: Russian artist painted politicians with food

The talented craftsman Pavel Bondar creates portraits from food.

What to do in self-isolation? For artists, the answer to this question is obvious – to paint. The portrait painter Pavel Bondar, for example, continued his series of paintings “Tasty Faces”, in which he depicts famous people with the help of food products that somehow relate to these personalities. Previously, he created a portrait of Lady Gaga from fruits and raw meat, painted Mylene Farmer with red wine, and Beyoncé with a combination of dark and milk chocolate.

Mylene Farmer

In self-isolation, the artist devoted his work to politicians, since the situation with the coronavirus pandemic largely depended on their decisions. Each figure is depicted with a product specific to their country.

So the following appeared in the Bondar collection:

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Bavarian sausages and beer;
  • outrageous US President Donald Trump from corn;
  • Queen Elizabeth II of England from oatmeal;
  • French President Emmanuel Macron of wine and cheese;
  • President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping of pepper and spices;
  • Italian President Sergio Mattarella from pasta and other national leaders.

The hardest thing for the artist was working with corn, it was a completely new material for him.

“In creating the portrait, I came face to face with the unknown. In front of me is just a gray leaf and two cans of canned corn. Is it worth challenging yourself? Yes, it is necessary, always “, – the portal Eva.ru quotes Bondar.

 

Ilya Bogomolov for eva.ru

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Art-quarantine of Pavel Bondar: Portraits from food

During self-isolation, an artist from Dnipro created food portraits of world leaders. The artist’s author’s project Tasty Faces was replenished with images of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, American President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Spanish head of government Pedro Sanchez, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Creative people spend their time in quarantine creatively too. Dnipro artist Pavel Bondar continued to create unusual portraits of famous people from his Tasty Faces series. A talented artist draws not with paints, but with food. Pavel Bondar’s food work became famous all over the world after he created a portrait of Lady Gaga from fruit and a piece of raw meat, a portrait of Donald Trump from dill, Mylene Farmer from red wine, and Beyoncé – from dark and milk chocolate.

Angela Merkel from sausages and beer

Angela Merkel’s portrait is primarily an ode to Bavarian sausages and beer. The artist depicted the Chancellor of Germany as one of the most popular German drinks and snacks. The basis of the portrait is “beer paint”, which Pavel Bondar made from dark beer. “I had to warm up the beer to the maximum temperature so that the thickness settled to the bottom,” the artist tells about the process of work. – To find the right shade, I applied in several layers. I easily worked with paint such as watercolors, which made the portrait more vivid. ”

According to the food artist, in the portrait of Merkel, he wanted, first of all, to convey her character, nobility and optimism.
“Looking at the smile and eyes of Angela Merkel, one can feel the positive. Germans love to relax, lead an active lifestyle, get together with campaigns and have fun, ”says artist Pavel Bondar.

By the way, the self-isolation regime for German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not easy: She has been in isolation since March 22 after contact with an infected coronavirus. All three of Merkel’s tests done during this period were negative. According to the chancellor, she spent 14 days in home quarantine and now she better understands people who are forced to stay at home. “Now I am aware of myself: 14 days at home, 14 days only on the phone and on the Internet in touch with the world is not easy,” Merkel admitted.

Donald Trump from corn

The porter of American President Donald Trump is made with grains of bright yellow corn on a gray background.
“Donald Trump is a temperamental person who likes to declare himself very brightly,” says the artist Pavel Bondar. – And my choice of the material with which I created this portrait is not accidental. Corn is a complex material, whimsical but interesting. By creating the porter, I came face to face with the unknown. In front of me is just a gray leaf and two cans of canned corn. Is it worth challenging yourself? Yes, you need to, always. You need to immerse yourself in the process. Then a new mind opens, your vision of what is happening. This portrait is a confirmation of the fact that in order to see the whole, you have to step back. Looking into the details, you will see scattered corn kernels, and when you move back, they turn into a full-fledged silhouette. ”

Today, there are more than 3 million people infected with coronavirus in the world. Of these, more than 1 million are infected in the United States. American President Donald Trump said that the United States intends to find out the whole truth about the origin of the coronavirus. The president himself does not violate the quarantine, but his family members left the White House for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Elizabeth II from oatmeal

The food-painting artist created a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. 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.

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 more simple and at the same time as multifaceted as this portrait?

Pedro Sanchez with lettuce and olives

The portrait of the head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, is made in mixed media and conveys joy with its vivid motives. In his work on this portrait, the artist Pavel Bondar combined the Spanish sun and the naturalness that is inherent in the Spaniards.

“Lettuce and olives form dark spots. This is especially evident in the hair and eyebrows. Parsley and dill greens perfectly express the thickness and richness of hair, allow you to play with the shape and find the right position. The balsamic sauce was able to show the transitions of light on the face, as if real eyes from the reflection of light in the sauce. The balsamic color turned out to be flesh, and it was absorbed into the paper, while the rest of the elements are textured. ”

Spain is one of the five countries hardest hit by COVID-19. The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, said that Spain has taken the most stringent quarantine measures in Europe. The prime minister is confident that this is “the biggest health threat to the planet since the flu in 1918, the so-called Spanish flu.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella from pasta

What comes to mind when I think of Italy? Pizza, wine and of course pasta! It was she who made the portrait of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

“The finished paste is very easy in technique, and you can make any contour, line, bend for it,” says the artist Pavel Bondar about the process of creating a portrait. – Both the main course and this picture would not be complete without the seasoning. It is served with tomato sauce. Its bright, red color emphasized the accents in the portrait, highlighted the features. ”

According to the artist, people in Italy are emotional and eloquent. And even more so to sit at home for a month categorically does not fit with the national spirit of this country, but there is nowhere to go.

“I watched with interest on TV how, from the first days of self-isolation, many Italians were optimistic,” says Pavel Bondar. – To maintain the morale of the inhabitants of the country, Italians all over the country carried out flash mobs every day. One evening they even turned off the lights in the apartments and went out onto the balcony, lit candles and flashlights on mobile phones and shone them into the sky. The satellite flying over Italy was supposed to photograph the glowing Italy from space. ”

Xi Jinping from pepper and spices

According to the artist Pavel Bondar, he is always attracted and admired in his paintings – these are the details. The portrait of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping is made using the pointelism technique – this is when a piece is created from dots of paint. In the case of Pavel Bondar, he created a portrait of the Chinese leader from grains of red pepper and spices. Spicy, sweet and sour spices are added to almost every Chinese dish.
“Millimeter by millimeter, scattering ground pepper on top with my fingers, I thought about China, about its Great culture, spirituality, and hard work,” says Pavel. – It inspired me and allowed me not to notice the passage of time. With a brush in my hair, I could easily make light streaks, which conveys the shape of the hairstyle. Larger peppers were placed in the places of the eyes and mouth in order to somehow distinguish them from the general background. Many transitions were created in the work, and little things were taken into account, that’s why it turned out to be so realistic. Every peppercorn is a resident of China. Every detail of the portrait plays no less a role, like every Chinese in the development of his country … Only together they form a single whole and complete. ”

Emmanuel Macron from wine and cheese

Paris, romance, music, love. Here’s what Pavel Bondar, the author of the Tasty Faces project, came to mind about France. To create a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron, it took a sheet of paper, a glass of red wine, Roquefort cheese and a few grapes.
“With the help of a brush, the wine was applied to watercolor paper,” says Pavel Bondar about the process of creating the portrait. – In places of saturation, grapes were added, and the color became darker. The wine made it possible to achieve unique translucent color shades on the leaf. The whole picture was completed by the corners of the French Roquefort cheese, which goes well with wine. ”

By the way, French President Emmanuel Macron does not particularly observe the self-isolation regime. He visited a factory for the production of medical masks, and later went to one of the districts of Paris to personally thank the Parisians for observing the self-isolation regime.
During his self-isolation, Macron earned political points. The rating of the head of state during the total quarantine reached a two-year maximum and increased by 13%. Macron’s activities are approved by 46% of the French. Experts associate such a rapid growth with the measures taken by the French authorities in the fight against the COVID-2019 epidemic.

Konstantin Filippov for melonrich.ru

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Portraits of the leaders of the countries from food products by Pavel Bondar

During self-isolation, an artist from Dnipro created food portraits of world leaders. The artist’s author’s project Tasty Faces was replenished with images of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, American President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Creative people spend their time in quarantine creatively too. Dnipro artist Pavel Bondar continued to create unusual portraits of famous people from his Tasty Faces series. A talented artist draws not with paints, but with food. Pavel Bondar’s food work became famous all over the world after he created a portrait of Lady Gaga from fruit and a piece of raw meat, a portrait of Donald Trump from dill, Mylene Farmer from red wine, and Beyoncé – from dark and milk chocolate.

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Angela Merkel from sausages and beer

Angela Merkel’s portrait is primarily an ode to Bavarian sausages and beer. The artist depicted the Chancellor of Germany as one of the most popular German drinks and snacks. The basis of the portrait is “beer paint”, which Pavel Bondar made from dark beer.

“I had to warm up the beer to the maximum temperature so that the thickness settled to the bottom,” the artist tells about the process of work. – To find the right shade, I applied in several layers. I easily worked with paint such as watercolors, which made the portrait more vivid. “

According to the food artist, in the portrait of Merkel, he wanted, first of all, to convey her character, nobility and optimism.

“Looking at the smile and eyes of Angela Merkel, one can feel the positive. Germans love to relax, lead an active lifestyle, get together with campaigns and have fun, ”says artist Pavel Bondar.

Donald Trump from corn

The portrait of American President Donald Trump is painted with grains of bright yellow corn on a gray background.

“Donald Trump is a temperamental person who likes to declare himself very brightly,” says the artist Pavel Bondar. – And my choice of the material with which I created this portrait is not accidental. Corn is a complex material, whimsical but interesting. In creating the portrait, I came face to face with the unknown. In front of me is just a gray leaf and two cans of canned corn. Is it worth challenging yourself? Yes, you need to, always. You need to immerse yourself in the process. Then a new mind opens, your vision of what is happening. This portrait is a confirmation of the fact that in order to see the whole, one must step back. Looking into the details, you will see scattered corn kernels, and when you move back, they turn into a full-fledged silhouette. “

Elizabeth II from oatmeal

The food-painting artist created a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. 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.

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?

Pedro Sanchez with lettuce and olives

The portrait of the head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, is made in mixed media and conveys joy with its vivid motives. In his work on this portrait, the artist Pavel Bondar combined the Spanish sun and the naturalness that is inherent in the Spaniards.

“Lettuce and olives form dark spots. This is especially evident in the hair and eyebrows. Parsley and dill greens perfectly express the thickness and richness of hair, allow you to play with the shape and find the right position. The balsamic sauce was able to show the transitions of light on the face, as if real eyes from the reflection of light in the sauce. The balsamic color turned out to be flesh, and it was absorbed into the paper, while the rest of the elements are textured. “

Italian President Sergio Mattarella from pasta

What comes to mind when I think of Italy? Pizza, wine and, of course, pasta! It was she who made the portrait of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

“The finished paste is very easy in technique, and you can make any contour, line, bend for it,” says the artist Pavel Bondar about the process of creating a portrait. – Both the main course and this picture would not be complete without the seasoning. It is served with tomato sauce. Its bright, red color emphasized the accents in the portrait, highlighted the features. “

According to the artist, people in Italy are emotional and eloquent. And even more so to sit at home for a month categorically does not fit with the national spirit of this country, but there is nowhere to go.

“I watched with interest on TV how many Italians were optimistic from the first days of self-isolation,” says Pavel Bondar. – To maintain the morale of the inhabitants of the country, Italians all over the country carried out flash mobs every day. One evening they even turned off the lights in the apartments and went out onto the balcony, lit candles and flashlights on mobile phones and shone them into the sky. The satellite flying over Italy was supposed to photograph the glowing Italy from space. “

Xi Jinping from pepper and spices

According to the artist Pavel Bondar, he is always attracted and admired in his paintings – these are the details. The portrait of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping is made using the pointelism technique – this is when a work is created from dots of paint. In the case of Pavel Bondar, he created a portrait of the Chinese leader from grains of red pepper and spices. Spicy, sweet and sour spices are added to almost every Chinese dish.

“Millimeter by millimeter, scattering ground pepper on top of my fingers, I thought about China, about its Great culture, spirituality, and hard work,” says Pavel. – It inspired me and allowed me not to notice the passage of time. With a brush in my hair, I could easily make light streaks, which conveys the shape of the hairstyle. Larger peppers were placed in the places of the eyes and mouth in order to somehow distinguish them from the general background. Many transitions were created in the work, and little things were taken into account, that’s why it turned out to be so realistic. Every peppercorn is a resident of China. Every detail of the portrait plays no less a role, like every Chinese in the development of their country … Only together they form a single whole and complete. “

Emmanuel Macron from wine and cheese

Paris, romance, music, love. Here’s what Pavel Bondar, the author of the Tasty Faces project, came to mind about France. To create a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron, it took a sheet of paper, a glass of red wine, Roquefort cheese and a few grapes.

“With the help of a brush, the wine was applied to watercolor paper,” says Pavel Bondar about the process of creating the portrait. – In places of saturation, grapes were added, and the color became darker. The wine made it possible to achieve unique translucent color shades on the leaf. The whole picture was completed by the corners of French Roquefort cheese, which goes well with wine. “

Gleb Golitsyn for foxtime.ru

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Tasty faces of Pavel Bondar

During self-isolation, an artist from Dnipro created food portraits of world leaders. The artist’s author’s project Tasty Faces was replenished with images of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, American President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Spanish head of government Pedro Sanchez, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Creative people spend their time in quarantine creatively too. Dnipro artist Pavel Bondar continued to create unusual portraits of famous people from his Tasty Faces series. A talented artist draws not with paints, but with food. Pavel Bondar’s food work became famous all over the world after he created a portrait of Lady Gaga from fruit and a piece of raw meat, a portrait of Donald Trump from dill, Mylene Farmer from red wine, and Beyoncé – from dark and milk chocolate.

Angela Merkel from sausages and beer

Angela Merkel’s portrait is primarily an ode to Bavarian sausages and beer. The artist depicted the Chancellor of Germany as one of the most popular German drinks and snacks. The basis of the portrait is “beer paint”, which Pavel Bondar made from dark beer. “I had to heat up the beer to the maximum temperature so that the thickness settled to the bottom,” the artist tells about the process of work. – To find the right shade, I applied in several layers. I easily worked with paint such as watercolors, which made the portrait more vivid. ”

According to the food artist, in the portrait of Merkel, he wanted, first of all, to convey her character, nobility and optimism.
“Looking at the smile and eyes of Angela Merkel, one can feel the positive. Germans love to relax, lead an active lifestyle, get together with campaigns and have fun, ”says artist Pavel Bondar.

By the way, the self-isolation regime for German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not easy: She has been in isolation since March 22 after contact with an infected coronavirus. All three of Merkel’s tests done during this period were negative. According to the chancellor, she spent 14 days in home quarantine and now she better understands people who are forced to stay at home. “Now I am aware of myself: 14 days at home, 14 days only on the phone and on the Internet in touch with the world is not easy,” Merkel admitted.

Donald Trump from corn

The portrait of American President Donald Trump is painted with grains of bright yellow corn on a gray background.

“Donald Trump is a temperamental person who likes to declare himself very brightly,” says the artist Pavel Bondar. – And my choice of the material with which I created this portrait is not accidental. Corn is a complex material, whimsical but interesting. By creating the porter, I came face to face with the unknown. In front of me is just a gray leaf and two cans of canned corn. Is it worth challenging yourself? Yes, you need to, always. You need to immerse yourself in the process. Then a new mind opens, your vision of what is happening. This portrait is a confirmation of the fact that in order to see the whole, one must step back. Looking into the details, you will see scattered corn kernels, and when you move back, they turn into a full-fledged silhouette. ”

Today, there are more than 3 million people infected with coronavirus in the world. Of these, more than 1 million are infected in the United States. American President Donald Trump said that the United States intends to find out the whole truth about the origin of the coronavirus. The president himself does not violate the quarantine, but his family members left the White House for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Elizabeth II from oatmeal

The food-painting artist created a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. 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.

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?

Pedro Sanchez with lettuce and olives

According to the artist Pavel Bondar, he is always attracted and admired in his paintings – these are the details. The portrait of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping is made using the pointelism technique – this is when a piece is created from dots of paint. In the case of Pavel Bondar, he created a portrait of the Chinese leader from grains of red pepper and spices. Spicy, sweet and sour spices are added to almost every Chinese dish.

The portrait of the head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, is made in mixed media and conveys joy with its vivid motives. In his work on this portrait, the artist Pavel Bondar combined the Spanish sun and the naturalness that is inherent in the Spaniards.

“Lettuce and olives form dark spots. This is especially evident in the hair and eyebrows. Parsley and dill greens perfectly express the thickness and richness of hair, allow you to play with the shape and find the right position. The balsamic sauce was able to show the transitions of light on the face, as if real eyes from the reflection of light in the sauce. The balsamic color turned out to be flesh, and it was absorbed into the paper, while the rest of the elements are textured. ”

Spain is one of the five countries hardest hit by COVID-19. The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, said that Spain has taken the most stringent quarantine measures in Europe. The prime minister is confident that this is “the biggest health threat to the planet since the flu in 1918, the so-called Spanish flu.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella from pasta

What comes to mind when I think of Italy? Pizza, wine and of course pasta! It was she who made the portrait of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

“The finished paste is very easy in technique, and you can make any contour, line, bend for it,” says the artist Pavel Bondar about the process of creating a portrait. – Both the main course and this picture would not be complete without the seasoning. It is served with tomato sauce. Its bright, red color emphasized the accents in the portrait, highlighted the features. “

According to the artist, people in Italy are emotional and eloquent. And even more so to sit at home for a month categorically does not fit with the national spirit of this country, but there is nowhere to go.

“I watched with interest on TV how, from the first days of self-isolation, many Italians were optimistic,” says Pavel Bondar. – To maintain the morale of the inhabitants of the country, Italians all over the country carried out flash mobs every day. One evening they even turned off the lights in the apartments and went out onto the balcony, lit candles and flashlights on mobile phones and shone them into the sky. The satellite flying over Italy was supposed to photograph the glowing Italy from space. “

Xi Jinping from pepper and spices

“Millimeter by millimeter, scattering ground pepper on top with my fingers, I thought about China, about its Great culture, spirituality, and hard work,” says Pavel. – It inspired me and allowed me not to notice the passage of time. With a brush in my hair, I could easily make light streaks, which conveys the shape of the hairstyle. Larger peppers were placed in the places of the eyes and mouth in order to somehow distinguish them from the general background. Many transitions were created in the work, and little things were taken into account, that’s why it turned out to be so realistic. Every peppercorn is a resident of China. Every detail of the portrait plays no less a role, like every Chinese in the development of his country … Only together they form a single whole and complete. ”

Emmanuel Macron from wine and cheese

Paris, romance, music, love. Here’s what Pavel Bondar, the author of the Tasty Faces project, came to mind about France. To create a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron, it took a sheet of paper, a glass of red wine, Roquefort cheese and a few grapes.

“With the help of a brush, the wine was applied to watercolor paper,” says Pavel Bondar about the process of creating the portrait. – In places of saturation, grapes were added, and the color became darker. The wine made it possible to achieve unique translucent color shades on the leaf. The whole picture was completed by the corners of French Roquefort cheese, which goes well with wine. “

By the way, French President Emmanuel Macron does not particularly observe the self-isolation regime. He visited a factory for the production of medical masks, and later went to one of the districts of Paris to personally thank the Parisians for observing the self-isolation regime.

During his self-isolation, Macron earned political points. The rating of the head of state during the total quarantine reached a two-year maximum and increased by 13%. Macron’s activities are approved by 46% of the French. Experts associate such a rapid growth with the measures taken by the French authorities in the fight against the COVID-2019 epidemic.

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The cost of popularity

Pavel Bondar, self-taught artist from Dnepropetrovsk

I started drawing before I spoke.
Painting genre – realistic portraits.

He paints the greats of this world with the products associated with them. In addition to the magnificent visual technique, the author is distinguished by a special vision. No one is immune from his free interpretation …

Zhang Ziyi

“For the portrait of Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, I spent 4 hours laying out rice and carefully distributing hundreds of small pieces on the canvas.”

Beyonce

“Coffee is close to me in that it is similar to watercolor in consistency and application technique, I used to work with watercolors.”
“At first I painted Beyoncé’s portrait with the very bar of chocolate, which melted more and more in my hand. At the end of the work, my hands were covered in chocolate, I made the final strokes with my fingertips. “

Elizabeth II

“That even from such a seemingly ordinary product it is possible to make a portrait of the queen herself.”

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“Banana Lady Gaga”, or the unusual hobby of a Ukrainian artist

Create a portrait of Lady Gaga using bananas and other foods? – For a young artist from Dnepropetrovsk Pavel Bondar – no problem. On his account there is already more than one such “food picture”, which depicts modern stars or famous historical figures.

Lady Gaga

Young Ukrainian artist Pavel Bondar paints very unusual pictures. Using food instead of artistic paints, he creates unique portraits of celebrities.
(News Ru believes that for his creations the artist chooses those products that, in his opinion, associatively correspond to the essence of the person being depicted).
According to the publication “Metro”, one of the last creations of the painter – “Lady Gaga”, the components of which were bananas, pomegranate, apple and even a piece of beef. Thanks to the illustrative video, you can see how Pavel created this “masterpiece”.
At first, he made a sketch of the picture, but he also did not do without a food product – orange juice, with the help of which the contour of the face of the super-epic singer was applied. At the next stage, with the help of pulp and banana skins, the master depicted the diva’s hairstyle. For the pupils of “Lady Gaga”, slices of kiwi were the most suitable, and the red, as expected, lips of the “red maiden” were made from pomegranate seeds.
For color, next to the portrait, the artist “attached” a solid piece of meat, which symbolizes the “meat in the head” of a kind of star.

“Lady Gaga” has become another exhibit of the artist’s collection, collected as part of the “Tasty Faces” project.
Among the previous exhibits of the collection there are also no less famous persons. So, it contains a portrait of the legendary Dutch impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, created with black bread and tea.
The famous French singer-actress Mylène Farmer was associated with the master with red wine and grapes; they became components of her portrait.
The portrait of American pop diva Beyoncé is painted with … chocolate.
When P. Bondar worked on the portrait of the Chinese actress Zhang Ji (who played the main role in the famous film “Memoirs of a Geisha”), he even used a ready-made dish – sushi. The facial features of a beautiful Chinese woman were traced with soy sauce. Then three-dimensionality was added to the image using edible nori seaweed, as well as red caviar, rice, ginger and wasabi.
According to the artist, before creating a portrait, he tries to “feel” each ingredient, as if “to pass through himself.” This is how it is determined how close this or that food product will come to the character in the picture.

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The artist created a “delicious” portrait of actress Zhang Ziyi

Young Ukrainian artist Pavel Bondar created an unusual portrait of the famous Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi from … sushi.

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The portrait of a Chinese actress is part of Pavel’s original art project Tasty Faces. As part of the project, a self-taught artist creates portraits of famous people using a variety of products: coffee, chocolate, fruit, oatmeal, wine, etc.

“The idea to create portraits from food originated spontaneously. I wanted to express my inner feelings clearly. And I realized that food helps to do this, ”says Pavel in an interview for gbtimes.

The flight of imagination of a young artist from Dnepropetrovsk is really amazing. He created the portrait of Vincent Van Gogh from bread and tea, the image of the R’n’B diva Beyoncé – from chocolate, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II – from oatmeal, and the portrait of the French singer Mylène Farmer Paul painted with red wine and grapes.

Zhang Ziyi Pavel’s portrait of a Chinese woman was inspired by her famous film Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), which is set in Japan. Hence the choice of material – sushi.

“The sushi portrait took several days to create. Rice, grain by grain, was laid out on a sheet and interacted with sesame seeds, seaweed, soy sauce … I wanted to convey the atmosphere corresponding to the Japanese table culture, ”explains the artist.
Pavel Bondar plans to continue bold art experiments, using various food products as consumables:

“I get incredible pleasure from the process of creating my portraits. I am in love with each of my heroes. “