Jorg Dusterwald - Body Art
Two models cleverly painted as a giant snail by German artist Jorg Dusterwald. He paints models to blend into scenes of trees, rocks and logs in partnership with photographer Tschiponnique Skupin. Jörg has also painted models into a number of other backdrops, including car garages, music shops and fishing ports. Jorg Düsterwald positions his models in specific place, then painstakingly blends them into the backdrop, paying close attention to the lighting and the textures of the surrounding materials. Skupin then immortalizes the tableau in a photograph.
Guido Daniele Body Art
Guido Daniele, an Italian artist, takes bodypainting to a new level with the paintings he does on human hands and body.
Daniele’s paintings of animals, also known as "Handimals". He began making this type of art in 1990. His dozens of "Handimal" creations illustrate his love for animals Daniele uses the wrinkles and pores of the human hand to his benefit in creating this elephant. The wrinkles of the pointer finger and the pores on the thumb add realistic looking texture to the trunk and body of the elephant.
Many of Daniele’s "Handimals" have been created for the World Wildlife Fund. Daniele has worked as a hyper-realistic illustrator, co-operating with editing and advertising companies, innovating with airbrush and testing out various painting techniques. His bodypainting creations are just amazing and a visit to his website is a must. Link: www.guidodaniele.com
Trina Merry Body Art
Look carefully at the above Easter Island image and you will distinguish two human figures merging with the background.
This is not achieved by computer manipulation, but by American artist Trina Merry. Trina Merry creates unique body art for projects that range from avant-garde performance works in museums to commercial advertising campaigns. She meticulously applied body paint to models so they blend in with her chosen iconic sites.
It takes Trina Merry up to eight hours to set up and produce her arts. She has built up quite a reputation since starting her trademark body paint technique in 2006. Trina Merry first attracted attention by painting female subjects so that they blended in with the landmarks of her native New York. Last year she used locations in Ireland and Britain (Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and Blarney Castle). She also painted the bodies of volunteers into stunning representations of all 12 signs of the zodiac, from a scorpion to a crab.
The particular shot at the Great Wall of China (on left), was elected to be in the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. On Trina Merry's website, she says "Painting on the body creates a special connection to a person that other visual art forms have trouble accomplishing; it’s a distinctly human experience. I am a conceptual artist and often I am inspired by the bodies themselves by what they can and can’t do." By matching the painted body to and incorporating it into a physical landscape, she blurs the line of reality for both the viewer and the subject.