Every once in a while, I see a cheese that is so ripe and well covered with multi-colored molds that it seems to resemble nothing so much as the work an impressionist painter. Perhaps an overstatement.
But when I first saw the cheese portraits of Philadelphia based artist Mike Geno , I felt like this point of view was in some small way vindicated. His “Cheese Portraits”, a series of paintings depicting cheese, were featured in a recent New York Times article. The richly saturated colors of his compositions seem almost to ooze off the canvas. Check out the slideshow or visit Mike’s website. A quick overview of his work reveals that Mike is in no way a one-dimensional artist. Beyond the 40 odd paintings of cheese you will find portraits of other subjects. Like bacon. And bread.