His name might not be as popular as other artists but Masayoshi Matsumoto is one of Japan’s most fascinating creatives.
Masayoshi Matsumoto is a Japanese artist who incredibly creates detailed and sophisticated balloon animal sculptures. The self-taught artist creates these intricate work of art without using any glue which makes it more complicated for some balloon artists.
His works aren’t like any mill balloon-made we usually see at parties. It was large, detailed works such as bulging blowflies, beetle larvas, almost realistic sitting baboons, curled up nautilus (sea mollusks) and glossy six-eyed jumping spiders.
The 28-year-old artist said:
“I started making these seven years ago, I was really inspired by wildlife pictures and wanted to see if I could create realistic animals of my own.”
Since he uploaded his work on social media platforms like Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, he gained thousands upon thousands of followers both locally and internationally. As you look at his work, it’s hard to believe that they’re actually made with 100% balloons, without using any adhesive, maker pen, seals or glue at all.
His interest in balloon tying started seven years ago when he was a college student. Most of his works are inspired by wildlife imagery which are hyper-realistic versions that you would probably see in the geographic magazine.
“Belonging to the juggling circle was the biggest catalyst for me,” he said.
Masayoshi Matsumoto, hailed from Chiba, a prefecture covering Tokyo’s eastern outskirts, said that it takes at least two hours to finish a project, and up to six hours depending on the complexity of his target model.
But the easiest creations “can be done in about 20 to 30 minutes” like frogs and rabbits and the most difficult? It’s the humble iguana. He also tried to create skeletons under the tumblr name “Latex bones.”
Moreover, the Japanese artist said that he doesn’t do events or sell his work. Instead, takes a photo of the creation and then said, “the work breaks after taking a picture” and post it online.
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Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto creates balloon animal masterpieces
Posted by What's Trending Now on Wednesday, August 8, 2018