Here at Art Report, we pride ourselves on our totally organic contemporary art content, but we cannot ignore the fact that a lot of food on the market today isn’t quite as digestible. Thanks to our consumer-driven culture, the need for readily available and pre-packaged products has never been higher. Photographers Enrico Becker and Matt Harris have combined forces with Ligature Journal for a tongue-in-cheek look at the future of genetically modified food.
“Our idea was to challenge preconceptions of GMO’s and have a fun look into what Genetically Modified Food could look like,” said Becker.
The Laffy Taffy colored series was made in conjunction with an editorial for Ligature, which will be featured in their December 2015 edition. Becker is also a graphic designer and has worked with many different companies doing branding, advertising, or editorial layouts and design.
The artists painted the fruits in clearly artificial shades and added barcodes to draw attention to the harsh realities of the modern food industry and contemporary health standards. By utilizing youthful bubble gum colors and a lighthearted sense of humor, the photographers hope to grab viewers attention and inspire them to think harder about the products they ingest on a daily basis.