Jam on toast drawings by Nathan Wyburn
Jam on toast Drawings by Nathan Wyburn. Have you ever spread marmalade on toast in the morning? Welsh artist Nathan Wyburn paints portraits of celebrities with jam, ketchup, sugar, chocolate on toasted slices of bread. 21-year-old artist Nathan Wyburn from South Wales is studying fine arts at the University. Nathan Wyburn has created his own unique technique, and this made him popular – his work was featured on TV shows including Britain’s Got Talent 2011. Nathan has exhibited work all over the UK, his art was featured in Japan, USA, and Australia. Along with traveling to Madrid, Istanbul, Helsinki and Vienna for commissioned work and TV guest appearances.
“We recognize this as a photograph of a ‘painting’ of a photograph. The process of making a ‘painting’ using non-traditional mediums and photographing them has become central to my work. Inspired by my fascination with popular imagery and celebrity culture, I’m making a conceptual equivalence between commercial products (such as Marmite) and the notion of ‘celebrity’. It can be argued that public figures are corporate creations, and or, disposable commodities intended for mass consumption. Similar to the mediums in which I create their portraits, these are manufactured products, sold in mass for public consumption.”