The delicately rendered culinary paintings of Canadian artist Erin Rothstein are practically edible. Rothstein is a painter born in Montreal and currently living and working in Toronto. In her latest series, “The Tasting Room,” Rothstein uses her signature hyperrealist style to portray edible subjects on minimalist backgrounds.
“I paint food because I love everything that has to do with food-culture,” Rothstein explains. “You’ll often find me cooking and eating, all the while engrossed in a total culinary experience of smells, tastes, and aesthetics. The foods I paint are universally relatable. They trigger people’s emotions on a very primal level, making them happy, hungry, excited, and nostalgic.”
Rothstein has been carving out a new space for hyperrealism within the context of today’s art market. Her work combines academic techniques with innovative subjects and compositions, in order to showcase hyperrealism with a whimsical and fresh-faced style. Rothstein brings art and food closer together, fostering a new appreciation of art in an immersive foodie-culture.
Rothstein’s work is held in major collections including Google and The Colart Collection. Erin’s interdisciplinary experience in the arts and fierce commitment to the realm of contemporary aesthetics lends itself to projects that are highly nuanced and refreshingly innovative.
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