Art

Junk food for thought: Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi

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.

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Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world’s coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.