About the Artist
Australian-born and London-based, Thomas de Kluyver is a self-taught make-up artist who honed his craft by experimenting with makeup on himself and his friends as a teenager. Drawn to the expressive power of makeup Thomas has a truly unique approach to beauty. Whether it be an intricate face painting or something completely natural his work consistently focuses on and around the ideas of gender, identity and self expression.
In May 2019, De Kluyver was appointed Global Makeup Artist for Gucci, coinciding with the re-launch of the brand’s colour cosmetics line. In this role, he collaborates directly with Gucci’s Chief Creative Officer Alessandro Michele to develop the Gucci Beauty product range and bring his otherworldly visions to life.
De Kluyver is also contributing beauty editor for Dazed and is credited with creating runway and campaign looks for Simone Rocha, Acne, Kenzo, and Jil Sander among others, as well as collaborating with photographers including Zoe Ghertner, Collier Schorr, Alasdair McLellan, Harley Weir, Glen Luchford and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.