Geometric body painting by Yasmina Alaoui

Published on 2013-05-12 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Painting, Photo


     The great interest of bodypainting seems to be the possibility it offers to directly ‘paint’ the reality (and what more perfect part of the real world than the human body ?) without, however, having to make any kind of representational work.

 

     You don’t copy anything, you don’t try to imitate a model, or to reproduce on paper what you see. You don’t bother with representation anymore, you just put the paint on the bodies themselves, and the power of painting simply ‘shines’… In such case, the reality, the body, is used to its best potential in the service of the painting itself, not the other way around.

 

Dream 1 Yasmina Alaoui Marco Guerra geometric body painting

 

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little mouse eric bourdon

 

…even this little piece of cheese !

     This is an improvised painting, its drawing was inspired by a doodle on the cover of You Deserve Nothing, a 2011 novel by the American writer Alexander Maksik. It could be an allegory about the rich accumulating unnecessary goods while refusing the poor (the grey mouse) to feed themselves. The bird could be a state agent. A scenario among others…

     Take a look at the step-by-step creation of : You dirty rat deserve nothing (the new title!), along with an other improvised drawing, and an other story, created from the same doodle…

 

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