Contemporary hyperrealist sculptor, Kazuhiro Tsuji shifted his focus toward Fine Art and Sculpture after working as a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood for 25 years. Using resin, platinum silicone, and his special craft honed from his dedication to the world of special effects, Kazu began building 3-Dimensional portraits of famous figures. By trial and error since 2008, the artist figured out how to improve upon his hyper-realistic sculptures, or busts of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Abraham Lincoln at two times the actual size of the person. The scale, texture and detail add to the sensory experience for his audience and evoke a temptation to feel what is presented before them:
The work of Bonsoir Paris, like Salvador Dali come to life. DesignBoom writes, “”the shape of a picture frame has been manipulated to a point where it can no longer function as such, but still remains recognizable. the forms have been carved, sanded and finished by hand.” (via)
Did you know that Salvador Dali did some art direction for a Playboy shoot? We didn’t either, but as Playboy has released their archives on their new i.Playboy platform, they have also called a Playboy Commission of tastemakers and famous people to curate a show at Partners & Spade in NYC of famed Playboy goods and memorabilia. So you will get some Haring, Eames Design, and Dali Playboy work chosen by Ryan McGinness, Jeremy Scott, and André Balazs if you stop by the great Spade spot through this month.