“I am just utterly fascinating… At least that’s what I tell myself.” So reads the caption of the Instagram account belonging to Mathu Andersen, the hair and makeup artist of the legendary drag queen RuPaul. In addition to creatively producing RuPaul’s Drag Race and serving as creative director of Drag U, Mathu is indeed utterly fascinating

 

 

His Instagram is filled to the brim with delightful and enchanting self-portraits; he builds upon high fashion tropes and drag, transforming from one gender-bending enigma into the next. His journey leads from his living room to the dark spaces inhabited by a skeleton bride and her bridegroom (both Mathu). The intricacies and nuances of each frame will lead you further and further into a wondrous and androgynous world where art and play collide. Take a look, and let us know what you think in the comments!

 

 

Thanks to Beautiful/Decay

Images via Beautiful/Decay and Instagram 

Tagged in: RuPaul's Drag Race, rupaul, mathu andersen, makeup, lgbt, Instagram, Hair, gender, Drag U, drag queens, beauty, art   

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