Thursday, August 21, 2008

PICASSO, eat your art out.
Artist Ryan Alexiev has come up with a novel medium for creating his images of celebrities — breakfast cereal.

It’s what you might call snap, crackle and pop art.

Icons from Pamela Anderson to Larry King have been portrayed using hundreds of thousands of individual pieces of cereal . . . and they’re grrrrrreat!

He’s even created one of terror chief Osama bin Laden. To the casual observer, the painstaking mosaic of cheerios and other sugar-coated cereals might look like the work of someone doing a long stretch of porridge.

But Alexiev, who was born in Los Angeles and raised in Alaska by Bulgarian immigrants, is not just some corny flake. His latest exhibition — The Land Of A Million Cereals — in San Francisco, is said to be a comment on US consumerism and how central cereals are to the American constitution.

With more than 400 kinds on sale in the States, they should be getting enough fibre for Alexiev to stop worrying about their constitution. Alexiev’s sugar-coated materials have not only earned him a high profile exhibition. He could be on his way to his own art calorie.

Then he could hang a few of his works of breakfast art alongside examples from Francis Bacon and Edvard Munch. It is not clear how much Alexiev’s works cost to buy. But you can bet it won’t be a muesli few quid.

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