Artist Cristiam Ramos creates portraits of celebrities like Marylin Monroe, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj out of thousands of sweets, giving the expression “eye candy” a whole new meaning.


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The Artist uses gummy bears, liquorice, M&M’s, bubble gum and after-dinner mints to craft colorful portraits of various celebrities. Each of his tasty artworks contains over 5,000 individual sweets. Ramos says he got the idea to use sweets as a medium for his art four years ago, while he was in a park. He saw a dad give his son a piece of candy to sooth his pain, and after seeing the boy smile, he realized that sweets make human beings happy. He kept thinking “what if they saw one of their favorite artists enshrined in their favorite sweets?”. That thought turned into a reality soon enough, and now Cristiam Ramos’ celebrity portraits sell for up to $3,000 to $18,000, depending on the size of the picture and amount of sweets used. Celebrities immortalized in candy by Ramos also include Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Believe it or not, there’s no paint used in any of them.

“I love and feel inspired to create different things with new materials,” the Artist said. “My only desire as an artist is to convey to people the pleasure I feel in doing this work and that if ever anyone sees a work item out of the ordinary rest assured that is Cristiam Ramos.”

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Portrait of Michael Jackson

Portrait of Justin Bieber

Portrait of Marilyn Monroe

Portrait of Sandra Bullock

Portrait of Michael Jackson

Portrait of Lady Gaga

Portrait of Nicki Minaj

Portrait of Justin Bieber

Portrait of Elvis Presley

Portrait of Justin Bieber

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