Neea Kuurne is a successful Finnish make-up artist. Painting enthusiast since she was a child, Neea Kuurne decided to become a make-up artist to combine her artistic attitude with her passion for beauty and cosmetics.
In 2013 she graduated from Make Up For Ever Academy in Finland and she won a scholarship to perfect her technique in Paris.
Since then, she has become a successful make-up artist with a massive portfolio as she worked both with the giant MAC Cosmetics and as a freelance in the production of videoclips, cover albums, fashion editorials, tv series and movies.
Neea Kuurne has never stopped improving professionally: through the maquillage, she has developed her proper artistic language, putting aside the idea of traditional “whole face look”. Her artistic experiment has removed the enhancing function from make-up, becoming her chosen medium of expression.
She uses photography to take close-up images of her lips, seductive and evocative, wearing “never seen before” make-up.
The Finnish make-up artist creates a unique art that is extremely provocative, recognizing in her lips, seductive and charged with evocative power, the central element of her artistic production. In her images she does not use Photoshop or filters; she covers her lips with everyday objects, such as flowers, fauna, cigarettes, sequins and the final effect is very “raw” – as the name of her first exhibition held at Art On a Gallery in New York last December- because she believes people should not take beauty so seriously. She wants to have fun with her work and she does not like the perfect beauty pictures you can see everywhere.
She experience different kind of images, which go from magnetic and captivating to irritating and disturbing. The important thing for her is to cause a reaction in the observer.
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