Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto continues to twist and transform balloons into amazing sculptural creatures. Crafted in meticulous detail and realistically rendered, his collection of balloon animals showcases the endless artistic possibilities of the traditional craft.
Each impressively lifelike, large-scale sculpture showcases Matsumoto’s unique approach to balloon art. His portfolio exhibits an interest in a wide range of animals, with mammals, reptiles, insects, and arachnids often making appearances. To add to their real life aesthetic, Matsumoto often positions the creatures in naturalistic poses: a Kingfisher perches on a branch, a cobra sits alert and coiled, and a siamang gibbon hangs from a tree.
Amazingly, the artist uses only balloons and does not employ any other artistic materials or sculptural aids when completing each piece. This surprising lack of adhesives, markers, pens, and seals makes each balloon animal even more extraordinary.