Camila Valdez is a 30-year-old industrial designer and artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina who blends both of her professions to create hyper realistic leggy dessert sculptures in table-top and human scale size.
Camila Valdez sculptures are inspired by the secret esthetics of everyday products.
Objects, in this case desserts, express their feelings to Camila through their colors, shapes and styles. She says “If a Cupcake is good looking eyecandy, it’s saying come and get me!”
When constructing her anthropomorphic sweet treats, Camila Valdez selects materials which highlight the bold colors and exaggerated shapes of classic desserts.
Utilizing such materials as fiberglass and epoxy resins, which are later hand-painted in order to attain a surreal glow, proof is given that her art is a matter of taste.
Her most famous pieces are leggy cupcakes, flamboyant donuts and giant ice creams bars. Camila’s ice cream cones are decadent in the extreme!
In Japan and China, Camila Valdez is known as “Dessert Girl” because of her whimsical exploration of childhood fantasies mixed with cutting edge surrealism.
“Strike the pose!” Camila’s desserts come to life with wild leggy gestures. There are a variety of poses, pensive, unsure, cute but sexy.
“Who needs faces when you have legs like these?” says Camila Valdez. Another unique aspect of Camila’s sculptures is that they are intended to invite the audience to interact with them.
Touching is encouraged as much as changing what the pieces are wearing by adding a new scarf, fishnet stockings or sneakers to help one enter Camila’s world.
“Camila’s mentor who speaks of her as “The Salvador Dalí of Desserts” was the famous David Ferguson of San Francisco, who has worked with both Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat.” – David Ferguson, Wikipedia.