• Corn Tortillas ~ Thin Cork
• White Fish ~ Cotton Wool
• Shredded Red Cabbage ~ Purple Pencil Shavings
• Sliced Avocado ~ Green Foam
• Sweetcorn ~ Yellow Map Pins
• Sour Cream ~ Packaging String
An ongoing personal project by Kyle Bean recreating meals that he has made out of materials & objects found in his home studio. Kyle started the project during the Covid-19 lockdown and set himself the challenge of only using materials that he has available at home. Kyle documents the process of making the ‘meals' and then photographs the final creation on a brightly coloured background.
Kyle Bean is a UK illustrator, director, and set designer. He creates playful, concept-driven imagery for a variety of editorial and commercial projects as well as installations for fashion brands and events. Kyle’s work is usually characterized by a whimsical and meticulous reappropriation of everyday materials and handcrafted techniques which often straddle the boundaries between illustration, sculpture, and animation. Kyle particularly enjoys problem solving and developing witty, yet completely coherent, solutions to project briefs.
Kyle’s work, be it for Google or Verizon, Kinfolk or the Financial Times, is tactile and constructed by Kyle himself or in collaboration with a team. “We’re so used to seeing things that are created entirely within in a computer,” he says, “My finished work can be quite polished and graphic, but I like that in the creation of something tangible you see the imperfections, how elements are combined, how materials are used. It creates an inherent humor, a story, that we can all relate to.”