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.
Big Mouth Body Paint Costume:
A brilliant example of the body accentuated with a little bit of body paint.
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
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
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’.
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/.
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.
http://www.creativetempest.com/installation-conceptual/lucy-mcrae-and-bart-hess/ (Lucy McRae and Bart Hess)
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)