Tuesday, May 3, 2011

William Lemon Turns Faces Into Forests | Flaunt Magazine

William Lemon Turns Faces Into Forests | Flaunt Magazine
Written by Justin Pansacola

William Lemon III is a multi-talented LA-based artist, working in everything from music to fashion to performance art, but he gets most notoriety from his “skin printing” make up work. It's made him a popular get for music videos: Lemon has lent his creative make up talents to Lady Gaga, N.E.R.D., Basement Jaxx, Beck, not to mention Flaunt's cover artwork for Issue 112 in collaboration with the artists Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman. His latest comes from Alexander, as in the debut solo project of Alex Ebert, the Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros front man. If previously Lemon used skin as a canvas, here he's using it more as a landscape, swapping beards for tiny trees with the help of TEMPTU Pro. It's really best if you just saw the facescapes for yourself:

Alexander "A Million Years" from benjamin kutsko on Vimeo.

You'll be able to see the drawing, art and paintings of Lemon starting May 26 at the Here is Elsewhere gallery in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.

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