BY DEBORAH FERGUSON
The sweetly disturbing creations by artist James Ostrer based on a childhood junk addiction is an exhibit worth a visit. The sugar festisation is taken to the extreme; almost to the level of food porn. His sitters were lathered in cream cheese, frazzles,ice cream cones, Twix bars, all that is sweet and ensure auto cavity. The food masks leave one with a claustrophic bitter sweet after thought. All could be compared to a Pygmalion worship of Frazzle coated larger than life creatures.
"Eventually I could see refined sugar the same way smoking is. The only difference is no one in fashion or film would regarded being fat as cool " - James Ostrer
Exhibit until Sept : http://www.gazelliarthouse.com/