Japanese Artist Masayoshi Twists Balloons Into Colorful Plants And Animals

When it comes to craftsmanship and creativity, the artistic prowess of Japanese artists is undoubtedly a cut above the rest. In all honesty, no one could’ve thought of turning manholes into colorful artworks. But only Japanese artists did. Also, no one could’ve ever considered using a vast rice field as an art canvas. But Japanese artists did. Needless to say, they can turn almost anything into a remarkable masterpiece. Balloons, for example, are just ordinary decoration pieces for most people. But Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto can create amazingly detailed sculptures by twisting colorful balloons. Colorful twisted balloon sculptures are not new to us because we’ve seen a lot of them. Matsumoto’s creations, on the other hand, are unlike any balloon sculpture we’ve seen before.

masayoshi matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures

Matsumoto’s colorful twisted balloon sculptures present elaborate details, making the figures look more realistic. His balloon sculptures often take the form of birds, insects, sea creatures, land animals, and plants. By varying the colors and forms of the balloons, he was able to render realistic details of each animal. From the main body down to the smallest details such as eyes, antennae, claws, and beaks, every detail is clearly evident. Furthermore, the glossy balloon shell provides an ideal material for shelled animals such as crabs, lobsters, and beetles.

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures crab

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures scarab

 

All of his colorful twisted balloon sculptures are crafted by hand without using any marker or adhesive tape. Take a look at his stunning creations below. You can also visit his Instagram page to see his entire collection of balloon sculptures.

From creepy crawlers and insects…

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures mite

 

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures centipede

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures violin beetle

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures epicauta

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures bee

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures mantis

Gorgeous birds…

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures egret

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures horned puffin

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures ostrich

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures rooster

Sea creatures…

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures lobster

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures blobfish

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures hermit crab

Land animals…

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures snow monkey

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures rabbit

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures deer

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures snake

And even plants

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures pitcher plant

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures mushroom

 

matsumoto colorful twisted balloon sculptures beehive ginger

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto