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James Kuhn - Famous People - Face Paint in Motion
A Face Paint Artist Portrays Famous People
If you haven't seen a James Kuhn video, you are missing an unusual performance artist. Using theatrical paint on his face and sometimes his head and torso, he creates well-known figures. By moving his body and features, he creates what he calls Face-Paint-in-Motion or Face Paint Puppetry.
It's offbeat, to say the least. Some might even call James Kuhn's performances "bizarre." Here I've collected some of his face painting performances where he portrays famous people, but he also transforms his face into inanimate objects, historical events and other things. Watch the videos, then I've teamed up three of them for you to vote for which one you like the best.
This image is from Kuhn's Flickrstream here and illustrates the Hindenburg disaster. Look closely and you can see his eyes!
Queen Neffertiti - Face paint in motion by James Kuhn
More About James Kuhn
James Kuhn is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has built a following for his unique face painting and performances. he has been the subject of several articles and websites, including the ones listed below.
Please check them out!
- Newspaper Article on James Kuhn
This is a Daily Telegraph article about James Kuhn
- James Kuhn, Face Painter Extraordinaire - Neatorama
An example of James Kuhn at work.
Jolene Sugarbaker - Performed using face paint by James Kuhn
How Do You Feel about James Kuhn's Performance Art?
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A Michael Jackson Tribute
Sonny and Cher
This one shows two faces at once.
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