Chow with Xhico

In addition to being an artist, I can also create in the kitchen. Make sure to follow my food blog CHOW WITH XHICO to see food through the eyes of an artist and to learn more about my pop-up food and art events in Los Angeles.

MUAHS Awards

After returning from Mexico City, I felt very revitalized. I came back to a last minute invitation to the MUAHS Awards (Make-up Artist / Hairstylists Awards). I took my friend Ady-Dotty, she was in full-effect latina to compliment my new pancho and laser green glitter make-up mask.

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Here's how my outfit came together:

New poncho from Mexico City

New poncho from Mexico City

Jewelry from my personal idigenous jewelry collection. Gold ring by Han Cholo

Jewelry from my personal idigenous jewelry collection. Gold ring by Han Cholo

Nails designed by Xhico. Manicure by Christine at Vina Nails, Silver Lake, Los Angeles.

Nails designed by Xhico. Manicure by Christine at Vina Nails, Silver Lake, Los Angeles.

Sketch for my make-up.

Sketch for my make-up.

Final outfit with my best accessory... ADY!

Final outfit with my best accessory... ADY!

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The awards sponsored by MAC Cosmetics were held at Paramount Studios with many celebrities in attendance. Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro were there, but I only got to see them from the stage. I got many compliments from celebrities like Nicolette Sheridan and Kat Graham on my make-up art. It was fun being the showstopper. We also blasted off our own mini photo shoot in the Capture POD!

North West Adventure

I have just returned from an adventure from the American North West. It's such beautiful country - Northern California, Oregon and Washington. I was greatly inspired by the scenery and documented many photos and video for upcoming projects. Check back soon for new photos.  

Xhico Selfie

Xhico Selfie

Xhico rock formation transformation

Xhico rock formation transformation

Flesh & Wine 2: Live Body Painting by Xhico

After the success of last years event, Xhico is back at body painting live at The Faculty. Come out, have a beer, some wine and food, listen to some beats and see nearly nude women being body painted live. Xhico will also have work on display and for sale until June 9.

FLESH + WINE 2
Live Body Painting by Xhico

Monday, June 3, 2013
7pm-10pm

THE FACULTY
707 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Heliotrope & Melrose

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Xhico Live Body Painting in Los Angeles

Xhico Live Body Painting in Los Angeles

Live Body Paingint Event in Los Angeles with Xhico

Live Body Paingint Event in Los Angeles with Xhico

Body paint model poses outside The Faculty

Body paint model poses outside The Faculty

I inspire Vivienne Westwood

I inspire Vivienne Westwood. Well, at least I'd like to think so. Today on Tumblr I saw these images from backstage at the Vivienne Westwood Gold Label AW13 fashion show. The make-up is by MAC Cosmetics.

It miraculously resembles the combination of two looks from my self-portrait series. One where I explore expressionistic foundation and another where I smudge mascara out of the lines and all over the face.

You can see the similarities from my self-portrait series and the make-up from the Vivienne Westwood show below.

Xhico make-up in January 2013, Vivienne Westwood in March 2013

Expressionist Foundation by Xhico

Mascara Portrait Seires by Xhico

Xhico Collab with Septerhed

Septerhed came by Xhico's Funhouse again today. This time we did a collab on a fence. He did a goat and I did a unicorn. I still have to post pictures of yesterday's murals we did in the courtyard... coming soon!

Final piece by Xhico and Septerhed in SIlver Lake, Los Angeles.

Initial sketch of unicorn, incorporating the gate into the bridle.

Xhico at work painting.

Another wall we painted together at the entrance. By Xhico and Septerhed

Entrance at Xhico's Funhouse.

Eye am watching you. Projection mapping.

I had something pop into my head the other day. This image of me with eyes on my face. Then I started to to wonder what they would look like if they cam alive. I sketched the image in my head and put it on my idea board. The other day I decided to make it come alive and do a projection mapping test. So I designed my video imagery and got my projector out and make some video art. This is my study.

Watch the video below.

Original ideational sketch

Working on the projection mapping video art.