Most of us played with balloon animals when we were kids. Small dog, big sword, these balloon creations brought much fun to me when I was little. However, the balloon animals that I want to present in this post are something totally different. They are not toys anymore but art. Balloon art.
Balloon artist Masayoshi Matsumoto uses balloons, no marker, no adhesives, only balloons, created unbelievable balloon animals, such as roost, beetle, crane and more. The graceful silhouettes of birds and insects with their textural exoskeletons frequently appear in the artist’s body of work, but he also tackles flora including pitcher plants and cacti, and other creatures from mammals to maggots.
Compared with Matsumoto’s previous work (here and here), you can clearly see the progress and improvement of the artist’s skill. Matsumoto’s ballon animals started to more details such as limbs, spike and wattles of a wide range of animals.
Below are some of Matsumoto’s latest work. You can discover more of Matsumoto’s inflatable magic on Instagram and Twitter.