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Published on 5 Feb 2015 by Guillaume

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Creativity is freedom and I like to see artists expressing themselves regardless everybody else’s expectations. I personally enjoy being creative on every single aspect of my work and being submerged by new ideas and sometimes happy accidents as well. To understand the genesis of my mask, please read this post.

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Here is a non-exhaustive list of artists I particularly find inspiring and talented in the way they’re visually presenting themselves. The following musicians have the ability to renew their makeup work and don’t stick with the same style all along their careers. They’re applying the same rules in their musical path, showing a desire to experiment and take risks.


Wes Borland

Wes Borland is well known as the guitarist of Limp Bizkit, but he’s way more than that. He’s first of all a talented singer and songwritter, I was happily surprised to discover what he was capable of on the work done with Black Light Burns. He’s also painting and shows a lot of imagination in the way he exposes himself with his characters. I would describe his style as quite dark and even violent but really powerful. I believe he tends to create stylish monsters with sometimes an intense little touch of colour.

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Karin Dreijer Andersson

Karin Dreijer Andresson formed the band The Knife with her brother and also works on her personal project named Fever Ray. Karin is not scared of experimentation, if you have a doubt just listen to “Colouring of Pigeons” from The Knife. Even if she wears a mask with The Knife, it’s the visual work proposed with Fever Ray I’m really interested in. The first album of Fever Ray is an electronic dark piece of art with tuned voices. The character she’s created is amazing.

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Bjork

Bjork is famous for a solo career, but she was first in a band called The Sugarcubes. She’s experimented a lot, her album Medulla was almost entirely a cappella. Her visual work was mainly set up around her album covers and the clothes she’s been wearing. The makeup/mask she’s exposing in her video of Oceania is brilliant.

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Chris Corner

Chris Corner was the front man of Sneaker Pimps and he’s now evolving with his solo project IamX. The work done on his makeup is quite minimalist but really stylish. I’d say it’s driven by fashion and sometimes only a single but well chosen detail is making the difference.

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