Juan Luis Rubiales, celebre prestigiatore spagnolo, ha lanciato una campagna su KickStarter, per produrre e vendere piccoli busti di Illusionisti e Prestigiatori celebri e storici (17 cm di altezza). Questi oggetti sono stati creati partendo dalle caricature di Juan e trasformate in 3D dall’artista Jose Manuel Camas.
Ecco il link a KickStarter e sotto la presentazione del progetto in inglese di Rubiales https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rubiales/bookshelf-bust-of-world-famous-magicians
Hello! My name is Juan Luis Rubiales. I have been in the world of magic for 30 years. I am fortunate to be able to travel around the world performing magic and lecturing to magicians.
During my career as a performer and lecturer, I have been able to apprentice under several mentors that are considered masters of the magical arts. I have grown artistically directly under my mentors and have been inspired by many other historically famous magicians.
My goal with the “Bookshelf Busts of World Famous Magicians” project is to simultaneously appreciate and immortalize these magicians as well as share my art with others. The best way for me to portray these magicians is in the artistic from of caricature and modeling in the form of busts. Using these forms, I highlight features and traits that make each subject unique. Moreover, I attempt to express and reflect the joy that they transmit to their audiences.
Initially, I start each piece as a drawing or caricature. I then make a model from the drawing. Next, Jose Manuel Camas creates an impression and mold from each model. The mold is cast in resin, ultimately turning it into a completed bookshelf-sized bust (17cm). Highly detailed areas, such as the hands, glasses, and other areas of intricate detail are 3D printed and incorporated into the bust. Finally, Jose and I paint each bust in copper.
To date, I personally enjoy these busts throughout my home. They live table side where I rehearse my magic, on bookshelves in my library, and bedside on my nightstand where Vernon advises me in my dreams! Today, I’m ready to share these pieces of art with you, my fellow magicians, and magic fans across the world.
Instead of having to charge at least three times the price for these pieces and only available to a select few, I have decided to create this Kickstarter. This platform will allow this project to reach a wider audience and will additionally make these pieces more affordable to you.
Hopefully we reach the established goal and we can all enjoy our magic together in the company of our magical idols…
By the way, some of the figures have a secret magic surprise. For example, the Tamariz bust has a face-up card under Koornwinder’s car. More secrets can be found in other busts as well, but I won’t spoil the surprise here.
Let’s make magic TOGETHER!!!