THE MAKE-UP OF ARTISTS
They say that fashion and its´s many inter-related disciplines is a form of art you bring to life. From recent creative industry trends, we have seen cartoon lipstick inspired art images everywhere from runways to street style. However, one make-up artist is raising the bar with her human canvas adaptations of some very famous images.
“I love art, so I started re-interpreting pieces that have always spoken to me, and plan to keep going until I’m struck by a new inspiration. My favourite part of the process is deciding what colour will go where, and how to make it not just a copy of the painting on my face, but instead make the painting as fantasy makeup.” – Lexie Lazear
Lexie Lazear, the Californian based make-up artist has been perfecting her craft for the last 18 years, before moving on more recently to using her face, quite literally, as a living canvas. She enjoys combining traditional beauty elements with the more literal parts of paintings, taking inspiration from 19th century impressionist painters. From this ingenuity, she has managed to transform herself into classical works of art inspired by painters such as Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Two Sisters (On the terrace) and Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone (which gave her the initial inspiration for the series).
Lexie´s Instagram feed pays homage to her talents as well as thousands of followers while she continues to develop her skills as well as her portfolio, one frame at a time.
Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
Photography: Lexie Lazear