This Artist Went Viral For His Oil Paintings Of Food

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“It’s hilarious. I guess it’s kind of coming off as a meme.”

If you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably seen that oil painting of a grilled cheese sandwich…

Noah Verrier / Via Twitter: @NoahVerrier

The sandwiches are the works of Florida-based artist Noah Verrier, and they have surely taken Twitter by storm. Verrier, who used to be an art professor at Florida State University, has already accumulated over 70,000 followers on the platform, and has only been sharing photos of his art for a few months.

Twitter: @noahverrier

Since going viral on Twitter, Verrier has gained a pretty vocal fan base. One user who goes by @devinchyaa joked, “Babe wake up! The new oil painting dropped. Today it’s shrimp!”

Twitter: @noahverrier

Another user, @ami2hi, expressed their love for Verrier’s paintings more directly.

im crying and trembling at the sheer beauty that this holds i dont think ive ever felt this impacted by visual art before in my life but this grillcheese heals me. it understands wholly

Noah Verrier

Verrier’s art has become so popular, people have even started to make requests for what they want to see next. “Pls do an oil painting of hot wings (all flats) and a nice corona,” @toomfcozy said. Another user, @austin_wilde13, chimed in, “Please do a Crunchwrap supreme and a Baja blast.”

Twitter: @NoahVerrier

“It’s hilarious. I mean, I guess [my art is] coming off as kind of a meme, because it’s like a classical painting that’s has technique but then it’s kind of silly stuff like sandwiches,” Verrier told BuzzFeed. “So I think people are just like, put in a loop, you know? And it’s funny, because how can you take that seriously? Put a grilled cheese sandwich in a museum?”

Twitter: @NoahVerrier

For every painting, Verrier lays out all of his subjects in front him. “It’s called observational painting,” he explained. “I’m like right there, like two feet from it.”

Twitter: @noahverrier

“I grew up learning that it’s very important to work from life — so you’re looking closely, you’re observing things, you’re not just inventing things. You have to develop that skill, to be able to see colors and differences, and that helps if it’s from life,” he added.

Twitter: @NoahVerrier

Verrier also explained how he chooses what to paint. “I just brainstorm ideas. I just come up with like the top five ideas that I think sound really fun to do,” he said. “It’s whatever comes to my mind. Whatever sounds fun. Just as simple as that really.”

Twitter: @noahverrier

He also draws inspiration from the objects around him. “I like using items that I’m familiar with, like fast food or, you know, getting flowers from Trader Joe’s something like that, or just stuff that my kids eat,” he said. “You know, just stuff that’s fun and interesting, not boring.”

Twitter: @NoahVerrier

Verrier hopes his paintings will continue to make people happy. “I want you to see it and be able to have an experience for a second and be like ‘Hey, that’s really neat,’ or maybe somebody buys a print and then they get to see it every day and put it in their kitchen.”

Twitter: @NoahVerrier

In the meantime, I’ll be waiting for the next painting to drop on Twitter.

You can check out more of Verrier’s work on his website.

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