The Astrological Signs in Painted Body Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 27, 2015
Artist Trina Merry, a very talented artist who creates mind-blowing body art. This particular project reimagines the astrological symbols using 60 models who were painted and posed over the course of a year.A Native of the Bay Area with a degree in film, she moved to New Orleans to apprentice under the world renowned body artist, and current judge on Skin Wars, Craig Tracy.

Fine Art Bodypainting by Johannes Stötter

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
Johannes Stötter, artist, musician and fine art bodypainter, was born and is based in Italy. He spent his early childhood in the high Alps and grew up in a family of musicians. A fully autodidactic artist, Johannes joined the international bodypainting community in 2009 at the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria, where he took part at the bodypainting world championship for the first time.

Body Painting by Pinpin Co

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Exceptional body painting by China-born, Tokyo-based artist who goes under the moniker of Pinpin Co. We don't often post or see a lot of body painting and art that we love, but this is some of the most innovative, stunning, and original work we have seen in quite some time. 

Animal Body Art by Gesine Marwedel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
From a flamingo to a pelican, an owl to a swan Gesine Marwedel paints these animals and more on nude figures. After perfectly positioning the models limbs, the soft lines and brush strokes come together to complete the shape of each creature. Each figure is then photographed as partners and individuals hold a nude, yoga-like, comparably contortionist pose to create the illusion of the natural characteristic curvatures of the animals. Against a background of a black or white negative space, the images jump out at you as if the animals were in their natural habitats.

Olaf Breuning: The Art Freaks

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Olaf Breuning's "The Art Freaks," is a group of color photographs transposing the signature styles of seminal 20th-century artists into prosaic body painting. Both humorous and uncanny, the series not only questions our relationship to the enduring artworks Breuning chose to reference, but also to the reproductions and consumable patina through which most of us experience these artists' works and their distinctive aesthetics.

"2D or not 2D" Photos by Alexander Khokhlov

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 22, 2013
With the help of makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan, Alexander Khokhlov has put together this series of modern-art inspired photos of models with their faces painted to appear as two-dimensional.

RMIT Students Paint an Anatomical Man

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Students at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) spent 18 hours fully painting a man into a highly-detailed and biologically accurate anatomical man. Using layers of pigment, the students colored the muscles and tendons to be a representation of the human body without skin. The project was a response to a national decline in time spent on anatomy in universities. Watch a timelapse after the jump...

Huang Yan Paints Song Dynasty Landscapes on the Human Body

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
In his latest series, Chinese Landscapes, Beijing-based artist Huang Yan emulated traditional painting styles from the Song Dynasty on the human body. By using the human body as a canvas, Huang has reinterpreted a traditional practice and reinforced 'Taoist concepts that imply a sense of harmony between man and his environment.'

Alexa Meade and Sheila Vand's "Milk: what will you make of me?"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A collaboration of body painter extraordinaire Alexa Meade and performance artist Sheila Vand, involving the before-mentioned body painting work before Vand lies in a pool of milk. Both in still and video images, this is a particularly interesting collaboration, where the subject comes to life in a fluid "still-life." If that doesn't make sense, click after the jump, and see the video.

Mama bird, baby bird

Erotica // Sunday, November 20, 2011
  Oh nothing, just an outdoor nature scene of a mother bird and 3 babies in their natural environment, classically rendered and realistically painted with perfect placement and attention to detail. Masterpiece.
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