We chat to the Instagram creative about his extreme beauty perceptions and how we can use plastic surgery to save the planet
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“I like to draw exaggerated female curves based on the most extreme plastic surgery fantasies,” explains Netherlands-based 3D fetish artist Hentaibee.
With breasts blown up like balloons, super-swollen lips and hips wide enough to create a dramatic top-heavy, hourglass figure, the CGI models that inhabit the semi-real world he’s created flaunt the fakeness of their extreme proportions unapologetically. Whether posing in a futuristic scene or juxtaposed with empty location photography in his work on Instagram, the hyper-reality of these female bodies, right down to visible veins and texture on the skin, is all the more remarkable given some real-life women actually pay to modify themselves in the same way. ‘Bimbo power’ is the reoccurring slogan that he uses to define this energy.
“Angelina Jolie in terms of iconic lips, glamour models Chelsea Charms for chest size, and Dolly Fox for her sensual face,” Hentaibee says, naming his beauty icons. Their features and the artist’s personal big bust fetish are unmistakable inspirations, as individual characters with distinct personalities come to life following experimentation with skin tones, hairstyles, eye colours and clothing.
Here, we speak to Hentaibee about work.
Can you tell us a bit about where you grew up?
Hentaibee: I grew up in the countryside between the cows. Then the city life came and I got my first internet connection.
What are your earliest beauty-related memories?
Hentaibee: Seeing a TV report about Lolo Ferrari, porno magazines with Minka and then an obscure Japanese big bust drawings website called ‘page of boobs’.
What is it you do and why do you do it?
Hentaibee: I like to draw exaggerated female curves based on the most extreme plastic surgery fantasies. My big bust fetish has been my second skin ever since my adolescence when I came across famous 90s big boob models and anime ladies and I’ve never looked back since.
What is the story behind Hentaibee the name and your art?
Hentaibee: I’ve always loved to draw and I started with sexy cartoons called hentai ‘pervert’ in Japanese. I added in ‘bee’ because I hope it stings, as in it makes an impact on onlookers. With real models who look like drawings, it’s natural to close the circle and applaud the big bust lifestyle with a more extreme vision of beauty in my art. A few years ago, I switched to 3D to make it all more ‘semi-real’.
How would you describe your overall aesthetic?
Hentaibee: Curvy, plastic, semi-realism, and CGI.
Talk us through your creative process.
Hentaibee: I use default mannequins in Daz Studio and modify those heavily with geometry and texture in specialised software. The names come from a random list of European names.
Why is your portrayal of women so extreme and what are you trying to communicate?
Hentaibee: Because I love it. I want to show that bimbo-ism can be artsy without being very degrading or dumbed down. My girls are girls who get their body by free choice. My art hovers in the middle of feminism and free body mod choices. On the other hand, it’s what many guys have a fetish over.
Who/what inspires you?
Hentaibee: People who go through a lot of body modifications, beautiful art, Japanese anime, symmetries, and my friend Dolly Fox.
What are you working on at the moment?
Hentaibee: Big boobs and big fake lips on CGI ladies for the world to enjoy.
What does beauty mean to you?
Hentaibee: True beauty is intelligence on the inside and preferably plastified on the outside.
Which fictional character do you most relate to and why?
Hentaibee: The Little Mermaid because my ability to make my art gave my fetish legs and made it walk like a human.
It is the sixth day and you are creating humans. They can look however you want them to. What do they look like and why?
Hentaibee: Just like they do now, everyone is beautiful in their own right. If everyone was curvy it wouldn’t be special anymore, would it?
How do you assert your identity and experiences through your creations?
Hentaibee: My second skin and the praise it gets keeps me grounded in dark times. Making my art really calms me and cheers me up when I’m in a bad place.
If you had to choose one surgical enhancement for yourself, what would it be and why?
Hentaibee: If I were a woman, probably big big big breasts, but being a guy with huge feet, I would get a foot reduction to have more choice in nice sneakers.
If not your body then, is there anything you would want to leave behind? An artwork you haven't done yet, a book, a bloodline?
Hentaibee: Short of male heirs for my legacy, I’d just hope to be remembered as an outgoing breast fan on the 3D fetish art scene.
How do you want to change the world?
Hentaibee: If we all listen to Greta Thunberg and not put the plastic in the sea, but in models’ chests, we are right on track hopefully.
What is the future of ‘beauty’?
Hentaibee: I see a wave motion like eyebrow make-up: plastic decade, natural decade, plastic decade. You can guess what I’m rooting for.