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Monday, July 11, 2011
Evil and Deformed
Unless I decide to alter some of their features, both of these oil-based clay mask forms are ready for mold making in silicone and plaster.
Both are part of a commissionned series of Character Masks for an Actor Training class, but they will make a good addition to my Halloween selection.
The devil is based on my own face, when doing my imitation of the scariest evil face I can muster. The Deformed man has canine and porcine sides to him. As such, I hope he is a vegetarian.
It took me about 16 hours to model the Devil, while the Deformed took about 8 hours, since I improvised most of him, starting from the Old Man from the same series of masks. For me, Likeness takes longer than improvisation, as I have higher expectations for accuracy.
Regardless of Medium, Mathieu René remains a Creature Maker, hence the name Créaturiste. He has always been and remains to this day, fascinated by a multitude of visual arts disciplines. Puppetry is his main field of activity. It enables him to express himself through a majority of his interest, within the same performance object. He creates, and performs as a puppeteer, for a local and international clientele.He also offers custom workshops in fabricating techniques of puppets, masks, and accessories. He offers a wide range of styles and prices.
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Peu importe le médium, Mathieu René demeure créateur de créatures, d'où le nom Créaturiste. Il a toujours été, et demeure fasciné, par une multititude de disciplines artistiques visuelles. La marionnette est son domaine principal, et lui permet la fusion d'une majorité de ses intérêts en un seul objet de performance. Il crée et performe en tant que marionnettiste pour une clientèle locale et internationale. Il offre également de la formation sur mesure en fabrication.
Il adore le travail sur mesure, et offre un large éventail de styles et de prix.