Theo- mass Lexilectous has collaborated with designers such as Patrick Ian Hartley who makes bespoke face masks and Andreas M. Georgiou who uses paint on the body and other objects , gaining influence from the energy and the ego of the body . Below is a couple of amazing images of their collaborations , Theo-mass has an ambition to create a real life super hero and is currently creating a comic style book of images, in which he plays the leading role.
Patrick Ian Hartley focus' on corsets for the face, forming a structure enhancing the face, not only interested in the shape that can be created through the bespoke masks, but also interested in the light and the reflection that these mask create on the skin.
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The title of these images ' the ultimate acceptance' is an interesting title as the acceptance of different cultures and beliefs is difficult in the world today. Many wars and feuds are created over the true acceptance of people, looking into the strong beliefs of tribes and their cultural differences has made me think 'would they be truly accepted into our culture as they are?' People would probably stare, judge and assume because they are different they are bad. This reaction is common among people who get a number of tattoo's or who choose to wear jewellery in unusual places .
Looking back at the image the paint that Andreas has used on the face is beautiful , I like the use of bold colours defining the contours of the face.
Another image from the same shoot , using cling film on the face has created texture to the face , painting on top of this has created an interesting second skin. This could be used to recreated scarification . I also like how the lip has be accentuated by painting underneath and positioning the camera underneath Theo-mass .