Many artists work professionally as body painters across the world. Their work is seen regularly in television commercials. Body painters also work frequently in the film arena especially in science fiction with more and more elaborate alien creations being body painted. Stills advertising also used body painting with hundreds of body painting looks on the pages of the world’s magazines every year.
This Face Painting project is the ongoing collaboration between make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan and Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov. This creative make-up artist has recently brought some of the world’s most famous works of art to life, by literally painting them onto human faces. The faces of models are seemingly transformed from three dimensional paintings and designs using face paint. We featured Khokhlov’s first series of black and white photos titled Weird Beauty a few weeks ago. This new face painting series was inspired by poster art and titled 2D or not 2D. These new color images seem to have a bit more digital assistance but are still amazing to look at.
Face Painting is much more difficult than traditional oil and canvas, Valeriya Kutsan recreated iconic works by top artists Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Piet Mondrian with face paint and make-up. [Source]