DENVER - If you've ever wanted to look like your celebrity crush, Colorado artist Jan Bonito knows just how you feel.
Bonito assumes the looks of Hollywood celebrities and internet memes like Sweet Brown, the woman behind the outrageous viral news clip, "Ain't nobody got time for that."
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Bonito calls his work transformations and he began the Instagram project in October 2014 with an homage to his favorite television series: American Horror Story.
"I always just loved Halloween. The dressing up," said Bonito. "My favorite show, American Horror Story, was coming on around the same time and it inspired me."
The first character Bonito impersonated was the series' veteran female lead, Jessica Lange.
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Bonito likes pushing boundaries with his art to see how people react. His most-recent post replicated a controversial photo Kylie Jenner posted to Instagram that some called black face.
"People accused me of doing black face as well," said Bonito. "As I gain popularity, more people are calling me out for that."
But the young artist isn't backing down and has found a warm reception on Instagram. With more than 160,000 followers, Bonito says the new fame is pleasantly overwhelming.
"I'm very antisocial. I don't like to air my business," said Bonito. "It took a while to get used to, but I like people appreciating my work."