Ever since I went to the Tate Modern in London for the first time last year, I’ve been fascinated with modern art. I’ve always had an interest in art, ever since I took design at school but I really only paid attention to the big hitters of the art world, Picasso, Monet, Van Gough etc.
But since my trip to London I’ve changed the way I look at art and realised that art isn’t just about amazing works of art by world renowned artists. There’s a whole other world of amazing creations and when it comes to coffee it’s no different.
When it comes to creating art in a cup, there’s one artist who always takes top spot and that’s Dhan Tamang. If you haven’t read his book on Latte Art yet, grab a copy here.
But there may be a new king in town, albeit one who isn’t your traditional Latte artist. His name is Michael Breach but he’s also known as @BaristArt and I can guarantee you’ve never seen art in a cup quite like this.
He is a Brooklyn-based artist from America who has achieved global recognition as the original latte portrait artist creating beautiful images and intricate portraits using espresso and steamed milk.
While he was working as a barista in 2011 he watched people take photos of simple designs in their cups of coffee, he decided he wanted to create something that would truly amaze.
He’s continually challenging himself, and the limits of latte art, with more and more complex images ranging from cartoon characters to portraits of famous faces from around the world. He’s also well known for inventing and playing with techniques to create one-of- a-kind latte art.
If you want to see his full range of talents I recommend you check out his Instagram feed, but for now here’s a little taster of what he does and why he does it.
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