Posted by: ashburnreviews | March 11, 2009

Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev

It is hard to know what to say about this Barack Obama Recreation in sugar cereal. This is what Cereal Art (the web site that is selling a print of this image) has to say about it:

Underneath the glossy surface of the piece is the artists’ attempt to understand how to critique and question something they too are seduced by. (An idea we were trying to get at) – The sugary sweet mosaic, made of thousands of cereal bits, depicts idea of what a healthily balanced breakfast (democracy) might look like when considering the role that marketing plays in myth building around corporate and political brands.

That is artsy mumbo jumbo to me… but putting the possible meaning beside, as an art piece I think I quite like it. I always do love a good mosaic. And Obama art and brik-a-brak is strangely appealing to me, like the previous mentioned Obama Sushi or the Obama Chi Pet.

The artists are Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev.


Buy a print of the complete Barack Obama Recreation in sugar cereal on Cereal Art.

(via Buzz Feed)

(images of art via Cereal Art)


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