Alexander Khokhlov
  • Makeup Artistry: 2-D or not 2-D?

    Russian makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan collaborated with photographer Alexander Khokhlov on "2-D or not 2-D," where Kutsan paints the faces of models in the style of several iconic artists and artistic styles. This face is painted in the style of chalk drawings, and lives up to the "2-D or not 2-D" title; it is difficult to find the three-dimensional human elements beneath the intricate face paint.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    Kutsan painted this model's face in the printed-dot comic book style of Roy Lichtenstein.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    Swatches, seemingly of oil paint, adorn this face painted by Kutsan.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    This pixelated face bears a Mona Lisa smile.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    Colors run down a model's face in Kutsan's watercolor-inspired treatment.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    Kutsan attempts a mixed-media masterpiece by collaging newspaper fragments into the makeup, recalling the early cubist experiments of Pablo Picasso and others.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    Kutsan's stoic-faced red, white and blue makeup recalls the style of Shepard Fairey.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    Kutsan's multi-colored composition employs a chiaroscuro-like effect, painting on a map of light and shadow as reflected by the model's face.
    Alexander Khokhlov
  • The Art Of The Face

    A surreal work in bold colors transposes the face's lips to the model's neck, while her mouth remains hidden under a thick layer of black makeup.
    Alexander Khokhlov
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