Daniele Barresi este un chef italian in varsta de 26 de ani, specializat in patiserie, si in acelasi timp un sculptor iscusit in alimente, fiind capabil sa transforme aproape orice aliment intr-o adevarata capodopera. Specialitatea lui sunt insa fructele de avocado, dovlecii si pepenii, dar se descurca foarte bine si cu un manunchi de broccoli sau un platou de fructe de padure…
Barresi a devenit interesat de sculptura in alimente pe cand avea doar 19 ani, in momentul in care a vazut la o nunta cateva lucrari de arta alimentara. Fiind impresionat de ce se poate obtine din banalele alimente, a inceput sa se documenteze serios, si in final s-a apucat de treaba. Prima lucrare a fost realizata dintr-un mar si l-a captat atat de mult incat s-a apucat sa exerseze serios, in special pe dovleci. Cand s-a simtit destul de pregatit, s-a gandit sa se inscrie intr-o competitie pentru a vedea ce cred si altii despre abilitatile sale.
La prima competitie de sculptura in alimente la care a participat, desfasurata in Italia, Barresi a obtinut o medalie de bronz. Insa la urmatoarea, desfasurata in Elvetia, a obtinut aur, iar la urmatoarea din Luxemburg a luat din nou aurul.
In ce priveste timpul petrecut pentru realizarea unei astfel de capodopere, acesta variaza in functie de marimea fructului dar si de complexitatea modelului ales. De pilda, pentru o sculptura in avocado, spune el, nu are nevoie de mai mult de 40 de minute, in timp ce pentru a sculptura in pepene sau dovleac are nevoie de, intre 30 de minute si sase ore.
Sa-i admiram cateva creatii:
Last article on me ❤🇦🇺 🇮🇹 #proudofmyself 26-year-old Daniele Barresi is a world champion food sculptor with many other titles under his belt, but some of his most impressive creations are actually carved out of soap bars. Just take a look at what he can do with a simple food sculpting knife. Barresi discovered his talent for sculpting very early in his life. At age 7, he was already carving fruits and vegetables, and his skills improved as he grew and practiced. After completing his compulsory education, he was admitted at an art high-school in Reggio Calabria, but had to drop out for personal reasons. Five years later, his other passion, cooking, led him to the IPSSAR of Villa San Giovanni “Professional Cook Institute”, where he was able to use his artistic talents to graduate with a score of 88/100. It was here that he discovered his talent for sculpting various foods into detailed works of art. Daniele went on to win several several medals in international food sculpting competitions, and establish himself as one of the most talented food artists in the world. He didn’t stop there, though. In a quest to diversify his artistic portfolio, he searched for various mediums to unleash his skills on, and that’s how he discovered the simple bar of soap. And while his various food carvings are certainly impressive, I dare say that his soap masterpieces are even better. “It’s like magic,” Barresi says about his artistic process. “When I touch my knife, my mind gives up to the heart and it transmits directly, to the hands, giving different forms to the decorations.” For more of Daniele Barresi’s amazing soap and food sculptures, check out his official website and his Instagram page. And if you want to learn how to make your own artworks, his YouTube tutorials are a good place to start. For more advance lessons, you’ll have to take some carving classes with the master himself, at Dany’s Art School, in Italy. http://www.odditycentral.com/art/italian-artist-sculpts-bars-of-soap-into-intricate-artworks.html