KORES has sent us these few pictures but you can check more of his body art at his Graff on Girls gallery.
KORES has sent us these few pictures but you can check more of his body art at his Graff on Girls gallery.
Video “Farbkrieger” the body art fashion show by Karala at the World Bodypainting Festival 2011.
Now in its 15 th year The “World Bodypainting Festival” is the biggest art event in the bodypainting calendar where tens of thousands of visitors admire the wonderful work of the participants. In the 15th year anniversary year The town of Pörtschach in Austria welcomes aritsts from 40 nations worldwide to this unique event and put body art into the mountain and lake scenery.
The world championships in bodypainting presented by “Kryolan”
Night contest for UV effects
World Facepainting Award presented by “Snazaroo”
Special Effects Make-up Award & Amateur Awards presented by “Superstar”
WBF academy with more than 40 different workshop classes, demos and lectures
Body.Circus, the surreal ballroom in the castle Leonstain presented by “Snazaroo”
Extensive exhibition area & market, exhibitions and photography
World Bodypainting Photo Days with photo contest presented by “Nikon”
Huge music synchronized fireworks
“Bodypaint City TV” with interviews, live broadcasts and web streaming
WBF sound.institute presents:
Music concerts by national and international bands such asAura Dione, Culcha Candela and many more
International DJ Acts
Dance Music Bar
WBF fashion.department presents:
WBF fashion.park, the fashion boutique for young designers
WBF couture.award, the young fashion designer award
BodyArt Fashion Show
For tickets and more information visit the World Bodypainting Festival website
Meanwhile why not check out these books from WBF
“Flesh and Acrylic” – Caroline Madison
“Flesh and Acrylic” – Julia
“Flesh and Acrylic” – Martin
Check out more of Bens work a lot of which is available to purchase via his website
Visit Ben Heine’s facebook page All images © Ben Heine 2012
NoeTwo – Paris 2011
French writer “NoeTwo” started wrtiting graffiti back in in 1989 in Paris and it has taken off from there as is fortunate that his passion for design and graffiti in all its aspects have turned into a key asset in the evolution of his career by placing this urban art at the center of his inspiration. You will see from the selection of photos that his graffiti & design has its own style of vivid bright contrasting colors with detailed characters.
Noe Two Canvas
ChildOf RCA – Phuket,Thailand-2012
His work has appeared in magazines and book specializing in graffiti and hip hop and in 1995, he designed a mural for the movie poster ‘Reggae Sunsplash’ which was widely used to promote the movie in theaters.His Graffiti fame has enabled him to travel to places inclduing New York, Los Angeles, China, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany for performances such as graffiti festival Terre de Blues Marie Galante, Jazz at Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. Dance festival in St Denis Reunion Island, Eating Frogs Tour The tour and New York for the filming of the DVD Trumac. 2007 saw Now Two voted best French Graffiti Artist !!!
Erykah Badu 2012
Dark Side 8.2 1996
Recently back from Thailand NoeTwo is contantly in demand for different events and projects including ‘La Rue’ at the Grand Palais in Paris, ‘the Urban Peace concert’ at Stade de France , ‘Attitude Festival’ in Montpellier, ‘Kosmopolite’ in Bagnolet, ‘Video Game Show’ in Versailles, ‘Urban and dream of Style’ Meeting in Belgium ….
NoeTwo – Black Beauty
NoeTwo – WildGirl 2012
Endoftheline are a contemporary creative collective based in East London pushing new frontiers in large scale mural production, producing cutting edge interior design solutions and curating events that showcase contemporary art from the streets.
This new video features an awseome tribute to Ridley Scott, Godfather of Sci-fi films and Director of ‘Alien’ The wall is in Great Eastern Street, London featuring the Paint skills of Jim Rockwell AKA ‘Probs’ all done in just one day.
Europe’s largest urban art festival Upfest has announced the impressive international line up for its fifth year and has unveiled plans to take over the cultural home of UK graffiti, Bristol. The event takes place over Jubilee weekend 2nd – 4th June.
This year Upfest has attracted over 250 of the most groundbreaking graffiti artists the world has to offer. Descending onto Southville, Bristol they will consume over two miles of the city to paint live for three days and create over 20,000 square foot of artwork.
A selection of the biggest names in international graffiti culture will be taking to the streets of Bristol from a total of 18 countries. The international line up includes artists such as Ches (Russia), Aske (Russia), Deuz (France), Frode (Italy), Guy Denning (France) and Mr OneTeas (Monaco). Over 50 international artists will be arriving from other countries such as Colombia, USA, Spain, Norway, Germany, South Africa and Holland.
SMUG painting at UPFEST 2011
2012 will be its biggest yet and festival organisers have revealed that a wide programme of events will close off the surrounding streets for the hours of the festival, entertaining visitors across the Jubilee weekend. The Graffiti Academy will be running 90 graffiti tutorials for those who wish to turn their hand at painting.
The festival helps raise funds and more importantly awareness for the Bristol based charity NACOA, who work to address the problems children have growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism. Celebrity patrons such as Elle MacPherson, Geraldine James OBE and Fergal Keane OBE are proud supporters of the only organisation in the UK which offers these services. Upfest is a completely volunteer led festival and has so far raised £15,000 for the charity.
ISTHISTHEFUTURE recently caught up with the books Author, renowed Graffiti writer and documenter Alain ‘Ket’ Mariduena to ask him a few questions about the book and his time spent researching this.
ISTHISTHEFUTURE: Hi Ket, For those that don’t know you, please tell us a bit about your Graffiti background ?
KET: I started writing as a young kid in Brooklyn in the late 1980s. At that time much like in prior years Brooklyn and all of New York City was covered with graffiti. I first fell in love with the pieces on the walls and trains and later when I learned about the rest of it I loved that too. My introduction was typical for any boy growing up and I first painted walls and then moved to the trains. I was very active and painted with the AOK and RIS crews mostly and later with TFP (Sento and Cavs).
ISTHISTHEFUTURE: Your latest book release Graffiti Tattoo 2 gives even more great examples of where former Graff writers have turned their artistic styles to ‘needle and ink’ rather than ‘can and paint’ – why do you think this has caught on so much in the Graff community?
KET: Money. Writers are for the most part non-conformists and many do not want to assimilate into proper, traditional society. For those who do not this is a perfect avenue to make a living by being creative while still remaining outside the mainstream.
ISTHISTHEFUTURE: We feature a lot of work from Graff Artists over the world who also have moved in world of Body Art/Painting ‘with either paint pens or brushes and the preferred canvas in this is case is girls. How much ‘INK on girls’ did you see while researching the book & are there any female writers featured in the book ?
KET: There was not lots of ink on girls when I was doing the research. Of course women are tattooed at a great rate today and there is amazing work out there on them however I didn’t come across a lot. Mostly this is because many of the tattoo artists do not even photograph most of their work and the ones that do that I dealt with tend to document their larger commissions only. I have only encountered two female writer/tattooer in my research: Leets from Bogota and Turkesa from Barcelona both who are incredibly talented.
(Tattoos by Berzerc)
ISTHISTHEFUTURE: Back in the days – Tattoo’s used to be very much associated with gangs for identity, especially Biker gangs… in your travels around the world have you seen any such association with writer crews?
KET: Well, there is a tendency for writers to get tattooed and once that happens you do see the crew names somewhere but this is not as in the case of gangs where it might be mandatory. Writer’s do tend to be more discreet about calling attention to themselves as they are usually wanted by the police. We all want to be anonymous to an extent and obviously tattoos with names and crews could cause problems for writers that are active if caught.
ISTHISTHEFUTURE: Sure that’s a good point. You now done books on Global Graffiti, Street Art, Graffiti Tattoo….What’s next ?
KET: I am currently working on a book on New York City’s Hall of Fame. This book will take a look at the famous East Harlem school yard where kings have painted for decades. Stay tuned….
Take a look inside ‘Graffiti Tattoo 2′ – The Book is available to buy here
Other Books by KET available from ISTHISTHEFUTURE – click images for more details
Graffiti Tattoo: Kings On Skin – £9.49
Graffiti Planet – £5.99
Graffiti Planet 2 – £5.99
Tech leader Philips joined forces with tattoo master Henk Schiffmacher to create the ‘Electronic tattoo’. The SKIN Tattoo concept appears and disappears, rematerializing in new forms every time. The designs are created according to the person’s emotions. It comes in the form of a film that is laid over the skin as a kind of “second skin.” It’s practically invisible and if you have seen how liquid crystal images behave, then you have an idea of what it can do to turn your body into a dynamic art form.
This project was part of Philips Design Probes, a research initiative that tracks trends and developments. The goal of the project is to understand the post 2020 lifestyle, and challenges conventional ways of thinking.
Our friend Leon Rainbow, Bodypaint / Graff Artist from NJ has just been in touch and sent these amazing photos of one of his latest projects. He got together with Photographer – Gregory Maxx, Make up Artist - Beaute Mua and 2 beautiful models ‘Vanity Castro’, ‘Zoe Monique Cross’ to produce this amazing ‘Picasso style’ fusion of Body Art meets Graff.
…. Leon would love to know what you think… so please leave us a comment below and share with your friends.
On March 29th 2012, for one night only The Londonewcastle Project Space played host to INSA’s latest installation Self Reflection Is Greater Than Self Projection.
‘Self Reflection is Greater than Self Projection’ is loaded with the iconic and counterpointed themes familiar in INSA’s work: that the ideal of projected success is different from that of genuine happiness reflecting the innate conflict of who we really are and who we strive to be. INSA’s art regurgitates stereotypes, but this repeated imagery, apparently gratuitous, aims to disrupt without simplistically rejecting the images that surround us. Instead, INSA calls on us to confront our own contradictions when we are drawn into the objectification of women’s bodies, and aligns this relationship of desire with the insatiable lusts of consumerism. It’s clear that success in this world is measured unequivocally by fame, money, and beautiful women in high heels. With no little degree of irony, INSA’s constructed reality has created an artistic brand as synonymous with attainment and success in the real world as the oiled and pouting women depicted in his imagery. (source INSALAND )
The first 50 people through the door received one of the above premium signed and number prints !!!
Then 24 Hours after completion the Installation was then painted over… Painted over in pure INSA style !
Photography by : Ian Cox / more from INSALAND