facebook
Close
Ver modo lectura
Buff Monster and his ice cream sculptures

Courtesy: Buff Monster

Buff Monster and his ice cream sculptures

The metaphors of life in Melt with me, by Buff Monster

Text by Mariana Gaona. Traduction by Briana Prieto.

Photos by Briana Prieto and Doménica Armendáriz

Buff Monster, a New York artist influenced by pop art, japanese culture, ice cream and graffiti, opened his exhibition Melt with me in 168 Bowery in New York. Where he portrayed deep metaphors of life and coexistence in society through sculptures.

Artwork by Buff Moster
Courtesy: Buff Monster

The exhibition was the result of a year of sculptural research. This artist has created images around ice cream for 15 years, why? “Ice cream is a metaphor for life,” said the artist.

“Mister melty,” the character of his work, is optimistic, confident and happily unaware of his (melted) fate. Sounds like anyone you might know? Well he is more fortunate than us, because being made out of concrete and fiberglass will keep his melting appearance forever; we will not be so lucky…

Artwork by Buff
Courtesy: Buff Monster

It took over a year of work to make one of the newness of this exhibition, the “Big Mister melty”, of 24 inches tall; made with fiberglass, high impact resin and automotive paint.

Artwork by Buff
Courtesy: Buff Monster

As Buff claims, time impacts all things, but nothing as dramatically as ice cream. Thus, what appeared to be an innocent dessert that is enjoyed on hot summer evenings, becomes “the perfect modern symbol of death and decay.”

 Icecream ArtWork
Courtesy: Montana Cans

“Our society is a big ice cream cone melting towards nothing.”

The artist don’t stop there. He believes that “our society is a big ice cream cone melting towards nothing.” And if it wasn’t enough, he thinks it’s happening much faster than any of us could have imagined.

Buff Monster Icecream
Courtesy: Buff Monster

If you feel like having a piece of Buff Monster’s in your living room, prices range from 75 to 17 thousand dollars. although one of his fans found a way to have an art piece of Buff’s work and never have leave it behind: he tattooed a drawing the artist created on his arm.

ArtWork Tattoo
Courtesy: Buff Monster

After Buff’s metaphors ice cream will not have the same sense… will it?

https://www.allcitycanvas.com/en/author/karla-corazon/
escrito por Karla Corazón
Mi nombre es Karla Corazón y si, si te lo preguntas en realidad me llamo "Corazón" ¡jajaja! Fotografía, redacción, street art, streetwear, colores, tatuajes, animalitos...
Yayoi Kusama creates a poem in the face of the health emergency
ACC Network Art
16 Apr 20

Yayoi Kusama creates a poem in the face of the health emergency

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama reveals her literary side with this poem of hope In the face of the world’s relentless health crisis, several artists have presented pieces that narrate the concern for the pandemic; one of the artists is Yayoi Kusama who recently published a poem inspired by the Coronavirus and all its aftermath. Furthermore, […]
Pow Wow, one of the most important art festivals
Art Arte callejero Blog
3 Feb 17

Pow Wow, one of the most important art festivals

International artists unite to create art in Pow! Wow! Text by Cristina Ochoa Translation by Briana Prieto Fuentes Pow Wow offer us a week to enjoy art by any of its presentations. All of this will happen next week in the neighborhood of Kaka’ako in Hawaii. The meaning of Pow!, is the impact of art […]
Nuart Aberdeen, the new street art festival in Scotland
English Events
22 Feb 17

Nuart Aberdeen, the new street art festival in Scotland

International artists will meet in Nuart Aberdeen for artistic exchange In the city of Aberdeen, from april 14th to 16th, 11 international artists will meet for what promises to be a must-see: the Nuart Aberdeen Festival. Organized by the team behind Nuart Festival, which takes place in the Norwegian city of Stavanger since 2006; developed […]
The Museum of the Dog opens in New York
Art Blog English
7 Mar 19

The Museum of the Dog opens in New York

The Museum of the Dog will house sections of famous artists dedicated to canine art in New York It’s official! The Museum of the Dog is moving to New York City! And it will open on February 8, providing a space for our furry friends; surely a treat! This dog museum will have fun themes […]
What is CBD: the basics and its recreational benefits
ACC Network Blog
29 Aug 19

What is CBD: the basics and its recreational benefits

Currently, there is a trend to treat diseases with CBD and we are here to tell you what it is and what its effects are “What is CBD?” “Is it as good as they say to relieve discomfort?” or “Will I get high if I consume it?” You’ve asked yourself these questions or eventually will, […]
Hot news
SAILOR MOON AND VANS: A VERY STELLAR COLLECTION
ACC Network Sneakers Streetwear
21 Jun 22

SAILOR MOON AND VANS: A VERY STELLAR COLLECTION

Attention anime fans! Sailor Moon and Vans just released this collection as a homage to the moon If you’ve not seen at least one episode of Sailor Moon in your childhood, you did not have a real childhood! And for all those anime fans, this Vans collection will fit like a glove. First off, this […]
QUANTUM SPACE: JUSTIN AVERSANO’S PHYSICAL NFT GALLERY
Art
20 Jun 22

QUANTUM SPACE: JUSTIN AVERSANO’S PHYSICAL NFT GALLERY

In Quantum Space other NFT artists will be able to exhibit and sell their works The iconic Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California has become the site of NFT photographer Justin Aversano’s new project called Quantum Space. Said venue is the latest in a growing trend of physical NFT galleries. That is to say, […]
DR. BOMBAY’S SWEET EXPLORATION, SNOOP DOGG’S NFT DESSERTS
Food
20 Jun 22

DR. BOMBAY’S SWEET EXPLORATION, SNOOP DOGG’S NFT DESSERTS

And it is a fact! Snoop Dogg will open his NFT’s dessert restaurant, Dr. Bombay’s Sweet Exploration Snoop Dogg and Food Fighters Universe announced the launch of a dessert restaurant called Dr. Bombay’s Sweet Exploration, inspired by the rapper’s NFT from the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection. NFTs are here to stay and their foray […]
FROM THE COURT TO THE FASHION WORLD: 3 ODDITIES OF THE NIKE AIR JORDAN
ACC Network Sneakers Streetwear
17 May 22

FROM THE COURT TO THE FASHION WORLD: 3 ODDITIES OF THE NIKE AIR JORDAN

It’s impossible to talk about basketball without thinking about the one who, decades later, is still considered the best player in the history of the sport, Michael Jordan, because thanks to his talent, he dominated an entire era of the NBA becoming one of its main role models. Backed by the reknown Nike brand and […]
SNOOP DOGG IN CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE WITH MARIJUANA PLANT
ACC Network Gaming Hip-hop
17 May 22

SNOOP DOGG IN CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE WITH MARIJUANA PLANT

As part of his collaborations, Snoop Dogg comes to Warzone Snoop Dogg comes to Warzone as a playable character with special gestures and weapons to conquer the battle royale. This collaboration has all the gangster essence of rap with the rapper’s classic touch of marijuana. Call of Duty Warzone has been characterized by bringing a […]
ALL CITY SHARKS: FROM THE STREETS TO THE METAVERSE, A NEW DAO
ACC Network
2 May 22

ALL CITY SHARKS: FROM THE STREETS TO THE METAVERSE, A NEW DAO

Meet the All City Sharks and become a part of the new DAO, starting with the arrival of street art to Web3 and the Metaverse with these NFTs All City Canvas is pleased to present this new project called All City Sharks, which will bridge real life urban art to Web 3 and the metaverse. […]
graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti graffiti