Series of 5 masks made of sweets for the exhibition Graphic Detour

Graphic Detour is an exhibition curated by Erik Kessels, which is first shown at the Museum of the Image in Breda, Holland, and will then tour in different museums throughout Europe.

Eight artists and designers have been invited to present past and recent works as well as teaming with a local company, from the region of the museum, to create something…

I was invited to collaborate with the dutch candy company Jamin.
My first intention was to design a new kind of candy, but since the candy company is just a distributor, rather than a manufacturer, I decided instead to explore the visual conventions of sweets.

Working from our innate fascination with sweets, I’ve created a series of masks which belong to a tribe. Inspired by pagans garments and shamans’ masks – which are said to transport their wearers to a transcendent realm – the sweet masks are designed to lead this magical tribe towards another, fantastical, reality.

Project exhibited in Breda, June – Nov 2011, Berlin, Dec 2011 – Jan 2012 and Vienna, Sept – Nov 2012

Client: Graphic Detour, Museum of the Image, Breda
Type: Exhibition
Technique: kilos of candies, plaster, papier mache, glue, plastic
Year: 2011

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