The Accentuated Body: artistic creations of another self

Some of my faves:

Lucy McRae & Bart Hess: 

I would include every single one of Lucy McRae and Bart Hess’ amazingly fabulous body sculptures, but instead you should most definitely visit Lucy McRae’s website here: http://www.lucymcrae.net/home/. The image link below also has many other fantastic examples of impressive body architecture.

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Big Mouth Body Paint Costume:

A brilliant example of the body accentuated with a little bit of body paint.

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Hyungkoo Lee, Objectuals Series:

Hyungkoo Lee is an artist who lives and works in Seoul, Korea. More info and examples of his work can be viewed here: http://www.minch.org/hklee/objectuals/objectuals.html

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Clarina Bezzola: 

As described in Stamp Gallery, where Clarina’s work was exhibited in a solo exhibition titled Structure: Clarina’s unconventional garments, in her own words, “question and redefine the role of the garment. Wrapping the body to reveal instead of conceal.” A Swiss performance artist, Clarina Bezzola currently resides in New York. View her impressive website here: http://www.clarinabezzola.com/index.html

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Louise Bourgeois:

While most of Louise Bourgeois’ amazing sculptures were not wearable sculptures, nearly all of them captured elements of the the body in various ways, many of them grotesque. This is a picture of the artist in the ’70s in her ‘performance costume’.

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Mette Sterre, Long Tongue Sally:

Mette Sterre is a performance artist I recently became acquainted with who creates astonishing costumes and installations. For her piece “Long Tongue Sally”, Mette strapped a real cow tongue to her face- an amazing accomplishment for a vegetarian. To see Long Tongue Sally in action, view it on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/24221381. Also do be sure to visit her website: http://www.mettesterre.com/.

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Emilia Javanica (me!), Buoj iz Jeb:

A character I often play, named Buoj iz Jeb, has a naked body that he flaunts for various occasions- particularly through is work as a Professional Figure Model, and in other occasional escapades including a Swimsuit Modeling session. His body is made out of a nude bodysuit, cotton, foam, steel wool, nylon and a couple of golf balls. To view a video of this particular performance, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJGQjEkMarM. You can view more pictures of his activities on my website here: http://emiliajavanica.com/section/206765_Buoj_iz_Jeb_Professional_Figure_Model.html, and here: http://emiliajavanica.com/section/264998_Buoj_iz_Jeb_Professional_Swimsuit_Model.html.

 

IMAGE LINKS:

http://www.creativetempest.com/installation-conceptual/lucy-mcrae-and-bart-hess/ (Lucy McRae and Bart Hess)

http://costumefail.com/2012/02/02/big-mouth-body-paint-costume-win/ (Costume Fail)

http://www.ignant.de/2010/12/03/blog-kunst-hyungkoo-lee/ (Hyungkoo Lee)

http://stampgallery.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/clarina-bezzolas-structure/ (Clarina Bezzola’s Structure)

http://andytoad.wordpress.com/tag/louise-bourgeois/ (Farewell My Lady)

http://www.galerie10.nl/exhibitions/coming-exhibition-title/ (Mette Sterre & Inge Aanstoot)

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