Toronto-based artist creates masterpieces by kissing the canvas

  • Toronto-based artist creates masterpieces by kissing the canvas
  • Alexis Fraser, a.k.a. Lipstick Lex, creates incredibly detailed portraits by kissing the canvas
  • She specializes in oil painting but has also mastered what she calls ‘kiss print pointilism

Artworks filled with kisses, anyone?

A Toronto-based artist creates incredibly detailed portraits by kissing the canvas; giving the phrase “makeup artist” a whole new meaning.

In an article written by Spooky of Oddity Central, it was disclosed that artist Alexis Fraser, a.k.a. Lipstick Lex, specializes in oil painting but has also mastered a unique art form which she calls “kiss print pointilism.”, which has her applying lipstick to her lips and repeatedly kissing the canvas until the desired image is formed. For the finer details, she draws with the lipstick directly onto the canvas, but most of the work is definitely done by her lips.

The artist creates small scale portraits of celebrities like Frank Sinatra or Sophia Loren. One small scale portrait usually takes her a few hours to complete.

Large scale works, however, take her up to a week and consume several tubes of lipstick. In 2014, for instance, she made a beautiful portrait of Marylin Monroe, for which she kissed the canvas over four days and used two tubes of lipstick.

To see more of Fraser’s artworks, one may check her website Lipstick Lex.

To see how her masterpieces are done, one may watch this video:

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