Butch Locsin’s ‘Skeleton of Color’ a Massive, Collaborative Performance

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Performance artist Butch Locsin is also known as a “Skeleton of Color.” The Los Angeles-based artist has appeared in several videos, photographs, and multimedia pieces donning a number of skull masks and vibrant attire and accessories. Each of these works are a collaboration with artists from around the world. Recent artist partnerships include Rolando McFarlane, StreetWiseLA, Jonathan Gallegos, and more.

“I have a pretty cool title,” the artist says, in a recent Instagram post. “When meeting new people and they ask, ‘What do you do?’ I have the pleasure by replying, ‘I am a performance artist.’ It’s really cool to say and even more fun showing them what I do. I love it, and I love performing for those who come to shoot me.”

I woke up to seeing a huge spike of followers! I just wanna say thank you to @hifructosemag and to all my new followers! Hello, and thank you for following me! To give you a brief description of who I am. My name is Butch Locsin, I am a performance artist from Los Angeles that uses performance to obtain photo references to create them into paintings and drawings. I'm currently in college working towards a BFA. I started in 2015. Since then its been on an amazing journey. I been blessed finding innovative ways to produce artwork through performces in photography, video work, plotagraph, concert set design, and social media. You can catch me at a photo meet in Los Angeles. If you would like to know about me feel free to scroll down and find my Now This interview and my ABC local new interview. Thank you and have a beautiful day! Photo by @camarank Plotagraph by me

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The artist also creates his own paintings and illustrations, sometimes using his character as a muse and integrating and animating new works from previous collaborations.

6 smoke grenades at one time. Photo edited and plotagraph by @mr_locsin Photo shot by @jikavisual Smoke grenades by @enolagayeusa

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