"...Patriarchy, rape, and waste of food all in one art series? What is not to, errr love?!?! This is an interesting series, and watching the destroying gifs really has an oddly soothing effect, but one that also unsettles, like hypnotism against your will."
"...Destroyer tiene una intención de crítica hacia una sociedad marcada por la perfección, los convencionalismos y la fragilidad de las cosas. La simbología está clara: postres que representan nuestro débil y perfecto mundo de falsa armonía, destruidos por la frustración que produce ver que estamos ante una realidad así. "
"... Her latest project, titled Destroyer, sees Mar taking delicious-looking food, taking it in her hands, and lovingly smushing it to smithereens. The whole thing is strangely hypnotic, deeply satisfying, and more than a little bit odd. We are obsessed."
"...It may sound sadistic or bizarre, but squashing and destroying neatly arranged things give a peculiar satisfaction. A Los Angeles-based artist Mar Cuervo has created an amazing series of GIFs showing this unique phenomena."
"...Have you ever seen something so cute you just want to smash the shit out of it? Cute aggression is a real thing, but that's not exactly what inspired Spanish "research-based" artist Mar Cuervo to embark on her latest project, which she calls "Destroyer." In short, she collects "edible objects," mostly attractive desserts, and films herself crushing them. "
"...Cuervo’s intention is key to explaining why we can’t take our eyes away from these surreally hypnotic GIFs: Alongside the squishiness of the things she’s destroying, there’s a satisfaction at seeing and commiserating with the destruction — sort of like when you get to take that first step into perfect, fresh snow."
"...Perfect Pop Tarts, oblivion. That smiling chocolate Easter Bunny? Sorry, he’s a goner. All of these glorious treats sit peacefully on plates not realizing their shelf life is about to come to a catastrophic end."
"...Cake isn’t oppression, of course, and make-up, though it may sometimes be a tool of the patriarchy, isn’t a primary mechanism by which it operates. Cuervo’s expressions of anger are, if taken at face value, unproductive. But this makes them all the more relatable and real to anyone who’s felt stigmatized and powerless in the face of large-scale institutional oppression. "