Art Collective Melts Modelling Clay into Stunning Portraits

Jackson Pollock is one of my favorite artists—the depth and delicateness of his paint dribblings is simply sublime. Argentinian art collective Mondongo carries on his artistic legacy but without paint. Instead, they use Plasticine—melted modelling clay.

Mondongo—"tripe" for those of you who don't speak Spanish (*raises hand*)—consists of Juliana Laffitte, Manuel Mendanha and Agustina Picasso. The trio actually specialize in the Plasticine medium, carefully melting and molding the stuff into extraordinary pieces like that above. Just look at the nuances in color—that's not something you find in a Play-Doh set, not even the 36-color packs.

Mondongo's new works are being displayed at Art Basel Miami later this week if you live in the area. Be warned though, a lot of their art borders on porn—you'll know it when you see it—so leave the kids at home. [Collossal]


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