Intricate Makeup Transforms Faces Into Modern Art Masterpieces [Pics]

Intricate Makeup Transforms Faces Into Modern Art Masterpieces [Pics]

Artist discovers the mature side of face painting, creating beautiful patterns with only a make-up brush.

Serena Chu
  • 22 november 2013

Russian make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan is showing the world that there is another side to face painting, one that deviates from carnival venues and charity events. In her 2D Or Not 2D series, Kutsan uses facepaint to recreate the 2D works of famous 20th century artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Basquiat. Using the human countenance as a blank canvas, Kutsan experimented with various techniques and an assortment of colors to create visual masterpieces that pop to life.

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The level of skill and patience that went into the art is unbelievable – Kutsan’s attention to detail emphasizes her perfectionist mentality. Some models’ faces were splashed with watercolors, while others have been pixelated to resemble photographs that have been enhanced by professional retouching software. In addition to her artistic emulations, Kutsan explored other design possibilities like QR codes, Wi-Fi symbols, and corporate logos. To see more of her work, visit her website here.

2D or Not 2D

Source: Co Design

Images: Co Design





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