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About the artist, Guy Louis-XVI


Born in 1954, Guy grew-up in the small town of Rockland, Ontario Canada. He discovered his talent early in life and started a career in sign writing at the age of 13. Throughout his career, he learned different skills such as welding, fiber glass lamination, mold making and casting techniques. The latter gave him the opportunity to become a Special Effects make-up artist, making facial and body casting for foam latex, silicone and gelatin prosthetic, not to mention various stage, and film  props. Self taught in this field, Guy went on to train in beauty make-up artistry in 1993. After years of working in the film industry and numerous feature films and stage productions, he used his skills and began to create a unique line of Hi-Realism mannequins. "Working as a special f-x make-up artist, you have to know what realism is, you study the human face and body in a totally different way than a sculptor would.", and he goes on to say, " Realism is very complex, and yet, very subtle. You have to duplicate what mother nature intends to do without it  looking artificial...

A few quotes from the artist.
- How do you feel about working as an Artist?
"... I am simply an artist doing what I love, to create art for other people to enjoy. I make a living out of what I do and no more... if what I do becomes a Job, then I'll quit!"
Guy Louis-XVI 2004

- How do you feel about your first work? Do you wish you could go back and redo a piece?
To this I would say "... this is the best I can do at the moment and I learn from this moment to better myself for the next"
Guy Louis-XVI 2006

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Photograph by: Jack Tremblay ©


Any questions? please E-mail me at guy@louisxvimannequins.com
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