2 July 2010
Bubble Gum Art. - 2 Different techniques
Ever wondered what an artist can create out of bubblegum? Check out some of the works created by this Italian artist. George Vlosich III
Jason Kronenwald, who creates celebrity portraits out of chewed bubble gum. Comprised solely of masticated gum, his pieces are extraordinary examples of art flexing its imagination to come up with familiar faces made from unique material.
Each portrait is made from chewed gum plastered on plywood. As the gallery blurb explains: “No paint or dye is used. The colour is inherent to the gum–the mixing of colour takes place inside the mouth during chewing.”
Now you’re probably wondering how sore Kronenwald’s jaw must be after chewing all that gum. In an interview with DigitalJournal.com, he says he gets some help. “I have some very dedicated friends who like free gum and giving me a hand,” says Kronenwald, who lives in Toronto after receiving his BA in Fine Arts from Kingston’s Queens University.
He says he tries to do as little chewing as possible because it’s already inundating to manipulate the saliva-soaked gum with his fingers. “At times it can disgust me but I just focus on the colours I need and get the portrait going.