Global Face Art
With his incredibly detailed make-up effects and optical illusions, Japanese special effects artist and bodypainter Amazing Jiro truly is one of a kind. After studying at Tokyo University of the Arts, he quickly went on to found his own company, JUR Co. Ltd.; this now also incorporates a special effects make-up school where Amazing Jiro passes on his specialized knowledge in face- and bodypainting as well as SFX make-up. The talented Japanese gives his fans and, for that matter, the whole world a say in his artistic special effects creations via Instagram. He is also a creative director for films, TV and advertising. In 2014, Tokyo-based Jiro founded the artists’ group KAGE6SHA, which plays with the six different genres of face- & bodypainting, special effects make-up, hair & beauty make-up, costume design, wall painting, and magic.