Have you seen Sayumi’s face-painting on Instagram?! A whole new level from the kids parties you attended when you were little, you could argue that Sayumi’s creations are works of art. Turning her visage into a canvas, she covers her face with masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse and da Vinci. Totally inspired by her creations, Gallery Girl chatted to Sayumi about her inspirations.
When did you decide to start painting on your face?
I don’t remember clearly but I think it was about 5 years ago. I saw my friend doing it for fun and I joined haha
Did you train as an artist?
No I’ve never learned how to draw or how to do makeup so I don’t have diploma or anything. I learned through my experiences.
Do you think of yourself as a painter, or a make-up artist?
That’s a difficult question! I’m a tattoo apprentice now and my dream is to make a living as a tattoo artist. I’m doing face paint as my hobby so more like a painter but not exactly haha
Who/what are your inspirations?
Old painters like Picasso, Mucha, Gogh etc and nature, life events and my emotions.
I noticed that you paint a lot of classic paintings like Picasso and Botticelli, who is your favourite artist?
Mucha is my all time favourite!
What is your favourite painting that you’ve made?
I have attached some pictures! (Images of fluorescent Mona Lisa and drawings of girls shaped into a heart)
Do you ever go out with a painted face?
Only Halloween haha
Check out Sayumi’s work on her Instagram feed