“I have been in the Bodypainting Business for 14 years now. It all started with this question: “How can i paint and integrate a company-logo on a body in the same sharpness as in print?. We developed the gluing stencil-technique and are able ever since to have that perfect logo in the painting. From that point bodypainting became a real marketing- and advertising tool and with that it was much easier to sell it. I actually could make a living out of it. :) “
“In parallel I wanted to find other ways than simply brush colors on a body respectively find more artistic ways of doing it. At the time a friend of mine offered me to use her “blue-room”, parts of the building she was living in were used by a local TV station, the building was to be torn away so she said i could really mess around as much as i wanted.
I had this picture in my head of flying white color that would hit a blue grounded model in front of a blue wall, literaly revealing the body within the second of the impact. The photos we got were so amazing that i decided to continue “playing and messing around” with liquid color. A couple of months after the first try-out “canon austria” discovered my work and wanted to bring that “Action-Painting” on stage, combined with music. That was basically the beginning of my work as a performer on stage. Nowadays people in the bodypainting-industry combine my name with Action-painting.”
“After becoming vice-european bodypainting champion in 2001, vice-world bodypainting champion in 2010 (with my friend OBSN) i was asked to become a judge at the World bodypainting festival, which i did 2 times. More jury-jobs followed in Korea, Munich, Slovenia, Switzerland. My personal highlight was the participation of the 6th Encuentro mundial de arte corporal in Caracas, Venezuela in 2011. I performed live on stage at the Theatre Theresa Carreno in front of 2500 people and also my art was shown at the museum for contemporary art.”
“I am also part of the bodypainting academy teaching commercial bodypainting and In 2010 i founded the “CREACHIEFS” international corporation for bodypainting and art. CREACHIEFS are Bella Volen, Chris OBSN, Birgit Mörtel, Lena Pock, Eva Brosch ” – Mike Shane 2013