Bodyscapes by Jean-Paul Bourdier

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 4 January 2013

Man and nature. Can they ever co-exist in peace? In French-born photographer Jean-Paul Bourdier’s Bodyscapes series, the answer seems to be ‘yes’. What Bourdier does is to paint his human subjects’ bodies so that they seamlessly blend into their natural surroundings like chameleons. The result? Extremely poetic.

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Amazing human body painting by Chadwick and Spector

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By Chadwick and Spector in New Art on Saturday 17 March 2012

We mainly focus on recreating lost, stolen, unknown, destroyed or otherwise unpopular paintings usually found in museum storage facilities on the human body. Each resurrected painting takes anywhere from eight to fifteen hours to create onto Chadwick’s body, then it is documented with photography. Recently, we’ve begun creating plaster casts of the Chadwick’s body. We use the casts to extend our working space.

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