Probably you’ve heard this a lot from your parents as kids: do not play with food. Obviously, nobody got successfully this message to Yuni Yoshida, a thirty-something Japanese artist, and photographer who uses all kinds of food in really creative ways. In her latest series entitled Pixelated, she creates revisited still lifes, bringing a resolutely modern and symbolic touch to the digital world.
In front of each represented food, there are pixels which repeat the leading colors in the main object. You’d say that it’s just a silly photo-montage, but we quickly realize that these so-called pixels are actually carefully cut cubes of food. Her ambition is to make people to take a closer look by creating arresting visions and to force people to rethink their relationship with what they eat.
Yuni Yoshida is also a well-known art director, producing magazines and major advertising campaigns. But even in this part of her career, she obviously takes pleasure in slipping food into her work — and to have fun with food in a way that pleases our eyes instead of our taste buds.