Body painting, is a form of body art. Unlike tattoo and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours, or at most (in the case of Mehndi or “henna tattoo”) a couple of weeks. Body painting that is limited to the face is known as face painting. Body painting is also referred to as (a form of) “temporary tattoo”; large scale or full-body painting is more commonly referred to as body painting, while smaller or more detailed work is generally referred to as temporary tattoos.
Here we share works of four amazing Artists which we found on internet and hope these paintings inspires growing artists and motivate them. We wish Indian kids to see these paintings and unleash the creativity hidden in them.
Carolyn Roper :
After graduating in Specialist Hair and Makeup, Carolyn began a career as a freelance make-up and body artist, providing professional make-up and body painting services for the TV, entertainment, music and fashion industries.
Carolyn is a very talented make-up artist and produced her own make-up DVD in 2006 in collaboration with IMC Vision. She is also an award winning international body artist and the 2007 World Body Painting Champion. Her unique style and attention to detail has firmly established her as one of the UK’s leading body artists.
Carolyn is based in London but works internationally as an artist, judge and also an instructor for both make-up and body-painting.
Artist Information Source & Courtesy : http://www.impactartists.com
Cecilia Paredes was born in Lima, Peru. Cecilia Paredes lived and worked in Costa Rica from 1998 to 2004. The photography of Paredes constitutes and attempts to demonstrate that the body of the women – her own body – is a sacred zone, not profane, to restore its perception as something miraculous amidst the technological chaos that currently surrounds us.
Cecilia Paredes is interested in using art to explore the boundaries of nature. As a photographer, she often uses her own body as a medium for presenting a dialog between the spirit and the natural world. Paredes currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Philadelphia.
Information source & Courtesy : http://www.latinamericanart.com
Born and raised in New Orleans La, USA, Craig Tracy has always been an artist. A graduate with honors from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Craig was a professional Freelance Illustrator by the age of twenty.
“I actually hated being an Illustrator. I was so disappointed by just how mind-numbingly boring and lonely it all was. The isolation created a cabin fever vibe and the fact that I was painting mostly commercial and industrial images seemed empty to me.”
Six years later he retired from Illustration altogether to venture back into painting murals, t-shirt designs and just about anything and everything possible.
“It really clicked, from the very first time that I painted a face, it was strangely powerful. I later realized that I had quiet literally fallen in love with Body painting. I personally didn’t take Body painting seriously for five or six years. The day that I finally asked myself ‘why’, why I liked painting on people so much, that led me to… Well… What if I take this passionate interest seriously? That one question and a quick Google search changed the course of my life.”
Information source & Courtesy : paintedalive.com
Liu Bolin (Chinese: 刘勃麟; pinyin: Liú Bólín) is an artist born in China’s Shandong province in 1973, and he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world. Also known as “The Invisible Man”, Liu Bolin’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series; photographic works that began as performance art in 2005.
Liu belongs to the generation that came of age in the early 1990s, when China emerged from the rubble of the Cultural Revolution and was beginning to enjoy rapid economic growth and relative political stability.
Since his first solo shows in Beijing in 1998, Liu Bolin’s work has received international recognition. Among other international venues, his distinctive photographs and sculptures have been shown at the major contemporary photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles and he had solo shows at Dashanzi Art Zone in Beijing (2007), Galerie Bertin-Toublanc in Paris (2007), Eli Klein Fine Art in New York (2008),Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris and Brussels (2013), Boxart Gallery in Verona (2008), Forma Foundation for Photography in Milan (2010).
To celebrate US President Obama’s visit to China, he made an effigy of Obama in his honor. He now lives and works in Beijing, China. Liu Bolin is represented by Eli Klein Fine Art in New York, NY. Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris and Brussels. In June 2011, Liu Bolin created his Hiding in New York series, in which he incorporated iconic New York sites into his work.
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