Balloons introduced much-needed pleasure into the US presidential safarus this month and artists are co-opting the age-old gimmicks of the party entertainer too
Masayoshi Matsumotos balloon animals are just like the ones youll remember from your childhood, merely on steroids.
The 26 -year-old Japanese creator has created a menagerie of stunningly lifelike animals use nothing more than bog-standard defendant bags and without the adhesive, elastic ties or marker-pen adds-on that boost numerous an entertainers deed. Matsumotos oeuvre moving beyond the conventional bird-dogs and blooms: he induces snails and stingrays, geese and toucans, testing the limits of his medium and exploring its lively, childish nature.
Of course, he isnt the first creator , nor will he be the last, to partake in this trend. Jeff Koons stirred himself a household name with his stupendous sword carve succession Balloon Dog, which smashed enters in 2013 when one of his five supersized hounds grew the most expensive labor by a living creator be available at auction, going for a staggering $58.4 m.