Thanks to Sevil Beck for these photos of her first bodypainting attempt. Sevil used her skills as a facepainter to create this great venom body painting.
The Bodypaint artists featured on LOVE BODY ART are from every corner of the globe. Some are professional bodypainters who make their living from creating amazing artistic designs, while others are amateur artists who just like to paint and express on a human canvas.
Many artists are available for private and commercial commissions, events and media. You can contact them directly via their websites links at the bottom of each post.
John poppleton (Blacklight Bodypaintings )
Human Temple – Trina Merry
Fantasy One Craig Tracy
Graffiti Can Illusion – WISER Oner (Prints available )
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WISER orginally started out in the art world as a street Graffiti Artist influenced by the early new york pioneers including Tats cru and FX crew. His Graffiti art soon became his profession as he formed his own companies doing murals and then developing graff inspired clothes for functional art line ILL Style Heroes
We ask WISER how he made the transition in to BodyArt ?
“in 2009 I started bodypainting after a twist of fate and a chance meeting with one of body painting’s greats. I have since rocked an insane amount of masterpieces while traveling the world as an international instructor of body painting specializing in graffiti style. I’m also one of the founding members of GalleryML in Philadelphia, PA the worlds first collective body art gallery and ive been featured in several international Bodypainting publications. I still paint walls regularly and have the same great passion for spray paint as I always have but find myself getting more and more lost in Body painting, pioneering new techniques and pushing the limits of what the eye can be fooled into seeing by using body positioning and optical illusion to break boundaries of vision while maintaining a graffiti flava”
Thanks to WISER for letting us showcase his art – you can see more at www.wiserbodygraffiti.com
San Francisco, CA- Fine art bodypainter Trina Merry and her ART ALIVE Gallery team created three bodypainted human motorcycles to promote the International Motorcycle Roadshow tour starting November 2nd. Through teamwork, they pushed through impossibility together to create a cutting-edge work of art. It is one of the most ambitious and highly inventive bodypaintings ever created. This creative team invented living human Transformers- a Sport Bike, Dirt Bike & Cruiser- that can breathe, move & even be tickled.
While bodypaint has gained popularity in the media over the last twenty years through Sports Illustrated Magazine, Demi Moore’s famous Vanity Fair cover and the recent success of Goteye’s music video “ Somebody I Used to Know”, the Art Alive Gallery team has pushed the boundaries & invented something fresh with their Human Motorcycle Project.
“It was a giant human jigsaw puzzle. Each person’s natural shape, strength, and athleticism helped to build each part of the motorcycle. It is hands down the most ambitious, difficult and rewarding projects I have been a part of so far.” –Trina Merry, Lead bodypainter
Erin Bates, motor cross celebrity, was the featured rider of the human motorcycle made up of circus performers, yoga instructors, dancers & models from the San Francisco Bay Area.
“The motorcycle project from start to finish was the greatest lesson I’ve learned thus far about the magnitude of human potential in teamwork. The experience of transforming a small group of dedicated models into the image of a motorcycle, at one point seemed relatively impossible. The end result is certainly what validates the truth ‘anything is possible if you believe’.” – Lana Baumgartner, human canvas & yoga instructor
“It was an amazing learning, growing and binding experience. We made the impossible & unheard of possible!” – Ciara McLemore, human canvas
“It was never a question of whether it was possible. With this team, it always feels like anything is possible.” –Juan Moreno, Photographer
The Art Alive Gallery is an installation and performance troupe devoted to sharing fine art bodypaint. They are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and travel nationally. They bring works from the San Jose Museum of Art’s permanent collection to life with a bodypaint installation October 13th, 2012.
International Motorcycle Shows will be touring the country November 2012- February 2013. For more information please visit www.motorcycleshows.com/
Graffiti Body Art is a ‘Raw’ urban art form that has spread to all corners of the world. It started many years ago in France with Street Graffiti writers painting their letters and names on their girlfriends as a mark of adoration and since then it has now spread world wide especially popular in Latin America, Europe and Australia. The art-form is referred to by many as ‘Graffiti on Girls’
The ‘hollow leg’ image above went viral earlier this year, but with no credit attached to this it was thought to have been a photo-shopped image. However we can confirm this is not the case. The 3D Carved leg was created by Russian Graffiti artist, Znag. We have been in touch with Znag who has sent us some more photos of his impressive 3D work.
Like many Graffiti Body Painters Znag uses an artist paint pen to create his works and although this choice of medium will certainly create debate among many professional body artists, the images themselves are impressive non the less and Znag is certainly ‘carving‘ himself out a niche
German Bodypainter, Gesine Marwedel creates body art illusions focusing mainly on the natural world. These are 3 great examples of her animal body paintings that she has shared with I LOVE BODY ART including a new video of the process of creating this great Grasshopper Body painting.
‘Flamingo’ Bodypainting – Gesine Marwedel
‘Seahorse’ Body painting
‘Marvels of Nature’ is the name of Emma Fay’s stunning series of Body painted Human Animals. To create these fantastic looking designs Emma teamed up with Contortionist models Beth Sykes and Lowri Thomas and photographer Jonathan Macauley. The images, particularity the Human Giraffe have had worldwide coverage after being published on many of the global news and image sites. UK readers may have seen Emma’s Spider Bodypainting on the Popular UK ITV Daytime TV show’ The Paul O’Grady Show’ on 9th May 2014 where the spider made a crawling entrance on to the show.