Jason Kronenwald, a graduate of Queens University with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, is an emerging artists based in Toronto, where he produces his Gum Blonde Chewing Gum Portraits. Jason smoothes chewed gum over plywood, creating realistic skin tones and hair colour, composing his palatte from the multitude of different flavours and colours chewed together.

The appeal of his portraits stretch across a wide audience, from some of Canada’s top collectors, including TD Waterhouse, to popular culture publications such as this years Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

Each Gum Blonde is 100% chewed Bubblegum on a plywood backing. No paint or dye is used. The colour is inherent to the gum – the mixing of colour takes place inside the mouth during chewing. Kronenwald has a dedicated team of chewers and prefers the texture of Trident. However, he does not chew gum himself unless he must.

Always a reflection of celebrity culture, A few of his subjects include Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears and Kate Moss.

Kronenwald has received reviews in the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Elle Magazine and his work has appeared on Breakfast Television, MuchMusic, Inside Edition and Good Morning America. His Career is just beginning to flourish with recent solo exhibitions in Toronto, and a group show in London, England.