Using unconventional materials like milk, pizza sauce, and cocoa powder, Manchester-based artist Yaseen impressively crafts pop culture-inspired portraits and landscapes. The skilled artist pays homage to famous folks like Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein, and Bruce Lee, recreating their portraits with various food products in place of paints or inks to create a unique effect.
By experimenting with many types of materials, Yaseen has the opportunity to work with varying consistencies–from viscous to crumbly to watery–all of which are handled with ease and look effortlessly crafted. Sugar granules are carefully shifted and meticulously arranged while maple syrup is spread thin across its canvas. No matter what the ingredient may be, Yaseen’s illustrations capture the essence of each subject with delicious flare.
Nutella, hazelnut chocolate spread
Fluff, marshmallow spread
Smarties, sugar-coated hard candy
Yaseen also uses other unconventional, inedible materials to create his pop culture portraits: