Barcelona-based photographer and digital artist Olimax forms surreal portraiture, from a combination of faces and foodstuffs. Slimy octopus hats, sausage necklaces and fangs made of mini corn on the cob, are all featured in his latest exhibition, which opens in London next week.
Olimax, who has shot for The Face, The Guardian and Time Out and has been involved in digital projects for Amnesty International and indie musician Simple Kid, held a retrospective of his work last year in London. As part of the show he staged a one-day mass portraiture event inspired by food. The result was new book Cooking with People: A Recipe for Photography.
The exhibition, called Portrate – with emphasis on the ‘ate’ – features 70 digital artworks including large format, silver based archival C-type prints, digital prints on handmade Indian recycled rag paper, and bizarrely edible prints and food work, that will be consumed over the course of the show.
Olimax: Portrate runs from 10 – 15 May at The Outside World, 44 Redchurch Street, London E2.