Los Angeles-based nail artist Britney Tokyo recently demonstrated her artistic abilities on a much larger series of canvases at her first art show at +81 Gallery in New York, held during fashion week in September. Known for her pop-culture influenced nail designs and devoted celebrity clientele, Tokyo created nine mixed media pieces for the show, including canvases, oversized nail tip sculptures and ceramics. “I wanted to show people that nail art is actually art and not just beauty,” says Tokyo, who created each work using nail products including gel, acrylic, glitter and 3-D charms. Her favorites in the collection? “I like all of them, but especially the huge nail tips!” she says.
[Images: Courtesy of Britney Tokyo]