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Exclusive: Here’s Stephane Blanquet’s Incredible Artwork For The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Legend Of The Yokai’ Artist Initiative!

Thursday 4th September 2014 by Derek Kraneveldt

Briefly: Well, Jonathan Liebsman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned out way better than we expected it to be (it was so much fun), and Paramount isn’t nearly finished promoting it yet (and a sequel has already been announced).

The studio has launched an incredible art moment called ‘The Legend of the Yokai.’ The exhibition explores the origins of our heroes, and features over 30 amazing artists from 16 different countries. Plenty of amazing pieces are already available for viewing on the Legend of the Yokai’s official website, and Geekscape is very excited to be exclusively debuting Stephane Blanquet’s incredible piece. Before we reveal it, you should definitely check out the trailer for the exhibition:

As Paramount describes, the exhibition “tells the epic tale of a village over-run by an evil warlord and his army of demon monsters. When all hope seems lost, the wishes of an innocent girl summon forth the heroic Kappa, who abide by the pillars of honour, courage, wisdom and brotherhood, fighting side-by-side to vanquish this fearsome evil.”

The site shows off some incredible pieces based on each of these ideals, and Stephane’s abstract piece is definitely one of my favourites. Born in 1973 near Paris, where he lives and works, Stéphane Blanquet is a multi-talented artist and a prolific figure of the French art scene since the beginning of the 1990s with: Installations, mix-media artworks, sculptures, mural paintings and urban furniture, performances, music, theatre (scenography and play writing), animation movies, alternative graphics, comics, publishing, etc. His work has been shown around the world and twice very successfully at the Singapore Art museum. (Latest show in Singapore: 100,000 visitors). With many upcoming projects, in Europe, Asia and US, Blanquet in on the way of becoming a key artist on the contemporary art world scene.

Take a look at Stephane’s piece below (click for full-size), and be sure to keep scrolling for an amazing behind-the-scenes look at its creation.


The art is incredibly complex. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork below and you’ll be amazed by the amount of detail and layering hidden inside.

Pretty amazing, huh? Again, be sure to head to the exhibition’s official website for much more!