Body-painters Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector from Houston, Texas are the creators of the ‘Museum Anatomy’ artwork which are museum paintings painted on the human body. Spector paints onto Chadwick’s body and then their artwork is captured with photography.
Their work has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and in the book, The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art by Wendy Steiner.
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Lee Price is a figurative painter from New York. She has been painting women and food for over twenty years. In a recent interview Lee commented on her choices and specific style in painting:
“These paintings are very personal. They’re self-portraits, so I use myself as the model. In regard to food choices, I’m always going for something that is considered indulgent, forbidden, or comforting. The paintings are about compulsion, and excess can be an aspect of compulsive behavior. No one gets excessive with carrots.
The settings are mainly bathtubs and beds. They are private spaces, spaces of solitude, and unusual places to find someone eating. The private space emphasizes the secrecy of compulsive behavior and the unusual settings emphasize its absurdity. The solitude and peace of the setting is a good juxtaposition to the frenetic, out-of-control feel of the woman’s actions.
My use of the bird’s eye view gets interpreted as a voyeurism thing or a God’s eye view a lot—it’s neither. It’s the subject looking down on herself—observing herself in the act of the compulsive behavior, being completely aware of what she is doing but unable to stop. I’ve spoken to friends who have had this same experience in relation to drug addiction. It’s a bit like an out-of-body experience.
To be honest, the toenail polish started out as an aesthetic thing. I give a lot of thought to the color, how a particular color or image will react in a particular color scheme or setting. But really, the toenail polish has become something for my own amusement. It gets commented on frequently, which makes me realize that I should be taking it a bit more seriously. I’m always thinking about the difference between “nude” and “naked.” Place shoes or even a necklace on a nude model, and now the model is considered naked or sexualized. I wonder if the nail polish has the same effect.”
To view more of Lee’s latest works of art visit: http://www.leepricestudio.com/
American photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin, introduces us to an alternate world perspective. In his series of photography works he takes hundreds of images of a scene and builds up a 360 degree image before stitching them together to make a stereographic projection.
Photographer Andy Barter produced this sensual series called ‘The Kiss’ of models nude from the waist up engaged in a passionate kiss.
Andy says, ” I wanted to create a single organic shape from two figures, each couple, with just their shoulders, heads and faces visible, forming an elegant symbol of togetherness. “
Julia Comita is a talented New York photographer with a unique style. In this series of images for her collections ‘Metamorphosis’ and ‘Twisted Lamb’, She combines dance and acrobatic poses for her strong, dark, mystical figurines in abandoned warehouse type locations.
In an interview when asked about her locations she commented:
“ I relate strongly to the power of space whether artificial, man-made or natural. To me, atmosphere is equally as important for creating a narrative and expressing an emotion as the character herself. I do not think one is more important than the other, but instead believe that there is a connection to be expressed.”
when questioned about the very strong look her models maintain she elaborated:
“ I have had the pleasure of working with many powerful, confident women who tend to imbue the photographs with their strength and character. Although the models play a large role in this respect, there is a powerful position behind the lens as well. As a female fashion photographer, I also feel empowered to revise the dominant lens of male fashion photography into a more participatory and engaging female perspective.”
Swedish Fashion Designer Bea Szenfeld has created yet another haute paper collection and called it ‘Sur La Plage’. Every garment is hand-made using paper and cardboard, carefully crafted and folded by Bea herself.
Israeli artist Ronit Bigal has taken inspiration from the Bible and applied scriptures, like tattoos onto the human body. She calls it “Body Scripture II” The body appears to be an abstract landscape, as Ronit beautifully applies calligraphy to each groove and contour. To create each piece, Ronit photographed the body and then later wrapped the photos with cited calligraphy taken from Biblical texts.