by The Urban Grocer in New Art on Monday 15 October 2012

Potato chips and corn snacks are transformed into contemporary art at the hands of Japanese artist, Koshi Kawachi. A one-time illustrator, Kawachi’s latest series includes 107 “Tasty Buddha” figurines carved out of Cheetos-like snacks, crispy noodle snacks pasted to a canvas, and broken potato chips embalmed using gold seams, mimicking a traditional method for repairing ceramics in Japan. Junk food lover or not, these pieces are definitely food for thought.