A man of many faces, artist James Kuhn creates some of the most incredible and bizarre masks ever seen. The eccentric face painter calls his creations “self-portraits” because he uses his own face as the canvas for his artwork.
James got the inspiration from photo exhibitions of a picture a day. His 365 creations range from cartoon characters and animals to his favorite foods.
Corn on the cob.
Kuhn uses real popcorn to add more realism to his popcorn box creation.
But perhaps most striking are those of food — transforming his face into a giant box of pop corn, a cheeseburger, pineapple, frozen TV dinner, shish-kebabs, and even a cornucopia.
Dracula mask showing two screaming faces joined together.
“Face painting is the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a long while!”
Based out of Three Oaks, Michigan, US, James takes his inspiration from anything, including children’s games, and loves to paint on everything, including flesh.
Kuhn does his own take on Mickey Mouse but on the theme of oranges.
Mr Pineapple Head. Kuhn even adds a real pineapple to the top.
The artist says the worst part is painting the inside of his nostrils, as he ends up spitting them for hours.
He says he’s been an artist all his life, and even drew pictures in his oatmeal as a child.
“I do show in galleries, but selling should never be your motivation for creating art.
‘Using your melon.
Body-builder weight lifter.