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Smashbox teams up with artists to launch Smashbox Open Studios

Smashbox Cosmetics has introduced Smashbox Open Studios, a new residency programme that supports up and coming artists. The four-week incubator provides artists with premium resources to… View Article

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Smashbox teams up with artists to launch Smashbox Open Studios

Smashbox Cosmetics has introduced Smashbox Open Studios, a new residency programme that supports up and coming artists.

The four-week incubator provides artists with premium resources to showcase their work and has culminated in a group show at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles, where the cohort has unveiled three new projects that aim to push new beauty standards across cultures, generations, and genders.

The three artists participating in this first residency include Uzumaki Cepeda, who creates faux-fur environments designed as safe havens for communities of colour; Gabriela Ruiz, a mixed media artist who works with vibrant colour palettes to explore ideas of self, home, and environment; and Randijah Simmons, a photographer and co-founder of community creative studio The Babe Cave LA.

Davis Factor, founder and senior vice president of global creative at Smashbox Cosmetics, said: “I wanted to create a culture. Not just a studio. I didn’t want to exclude anybody. I wanted to plant a seed so people could grow, and that meant everyone was welcome.”

Each artist received a grant to invest in the materials, tools and resources to help bring their projects to life.

 

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