Body art is a true form of art. I first attended this annual event five years ago and attended every year thereafter. Unfortunately for reasons not known (perhaps lack of funds or sponsors) at the event last year, the organizers announced there will not be an annual show this year. This was exactly how they announced it.
The show will take a break next year and return in 2015 allowing the production team to refocus the event and seek new sponsorship opportunities.
There are many who are not aware of this form of art. Body art uses the human body as a means of artistic expression. In layman terms, it is body painting. The past year’ shows were spectacular Body Art Showcase and Awards nights for young and emerging artists who competed across a diverse range of genres that includes special effects, fantasy, creatures, prosthetic masks and body painting.
Simply said, body art is a spectacular show. I honestly have no idea why we had to miss out on the show this year. The date for next year’s show had just been announced where we are expecting an evening of celebrating creativity and entertainment featuring artists not only from around New Zealand but from all around the world.
You may think that all models in the show has to have Victoria Secret bodies. This is not necessarily so because the focus is on the artists’ creativity, their paintings on whatever body shape and size. This is what true art is all about. To me, it is the ability to beautify and polish what is available.
The coming show next year better happen otherwise I may go on a rally to recruit all body shapes to do the catwalk and all artists whether they are body art artists or anyone and everyone who are passionate to showcase their painting on human skin. Those who go around doing graffiti on walls or other public places may be potentially our next body art artist.
You never know, a body art with a difference may be in the pipeline.
Disclaimer : This is the writer’s viewpoint (my voice) and certainly not the consensus of any talented body art artists or the general public.
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