Argentinian art collective Mondongo creates incredibly detailed portraits by using dripped and molded Plasticine. I can’t imagine how much time they spend getting the skin tones just right.
We’ve posted our share of impressive portraits here on OC, made from the most unusual materials (from pancakes and chewing gum to written words), but few more detailed than the masterpieces created by Mondongo. The art collective, which consists of Juliana Laffitte, Manuel Mendanha and Agustina Picasso, was founded in 1999 and has worked with a huge variety of materials, from food to plasticine, depending on what best reinforces the concept of the work. Mondongo, which is the name of a traditional Argentinian tripe stew, was chosen precisely becomes the art collective creates its work from a cauldron of ingredients.
Some of the most impressive artworks created by Mondongo are a series of realistic portraits made with dripped and moulded Plasticine. It’s hard to even imagine how long it took to get the vibrant colors just right by placing the strips of Plasticine at the right place on the canvas, but the end result is simply stunning.
via This Is Colossal