Toothpaste Portraits by Cristiam Ramos

Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos spends up to 200 hours and 30 tubes of various brands of toothpaste to create these celebrity portraits.

"I wanted to do the works in toothpaste as this is associeted with your best smile and these artists who perform in their field have left us a deep smile and a moment of happiness."

“It is very difficult to make these as the toothpaste becomes very sticky and dries quickly. The smell can also be overwhelming, which was challenging during the long days of up to 10 hours painting.”

“I begin by finger painting the first layer and then let it dry. Then I throw on the next layer to begin giving it the tones required as toothpaste can almost be transparent. I keep applying coats until I get the tone I want, sometimes I have to use brushes to do the smallest details.”

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