Lisa Alonzo

Portrait of Julian Assange and others

Lisa Alonzo aims to explore uncomfortable themes and make them more palatable to the audience by rendering them as bright, colorful and intricate cakes decorated in a pointillistic manner. The artist primarily uses pastry bags and cake decorating tools to make her paintings, which center around topics such as pop culture, digital consumption, and the propaganda value of money. 

The paint takes on a sculptural, almost braille-like, feel, with each dot, starburst, peak and valley inviting the viewer to touch the surface.

Acrylic Piped on Panel

She recognizes the role of Assange, Snowden, Manning, Binney, Drake, Wei Wei and others at her exhibition Installation "Whistle While You Work"- Art Miami 2014