The Evolution of Surface by Alex Box

WWD had an interesting article the other day about Alex Box, the make-up artist extraordinaire and creative director of Illamasqua, Here are some excerpts.You can read the whole article on the Hall Five website. 

Alex Box, who’s known for her experimental streak, is turning painting faces into performance art. Box, who started out as a fine artist and trained at London’s Chelsea College of Art, teamed with MAC Cosmetics to stage a live performance, called “The Evolution of Surface,” at London’s Louise Blouin Foundation gallery. Box will hold a similar performance at New York’s New Museum, and on Friday at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

“I really wanted to bring it back to makeup being a performance and an experience,” said Box

There was also a digital aspect to Box’s presentation — she used motion control technology to virtually paint on a 3-D face shown on a screen, gesturing like a conductor to make colors appear on the face. “It’s all about exploring what surface is and how you interact with it —and how to explode the dynamic of what makeup is,” said Box.

I also found these great images of Select model Charly Wright, originally in The Sunday Times Magazine.   



Buy the Book! A Collaboration between Alex Box and photographer, Rankin.


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