Body of Paint!

Last night saw grand finale of the annual New Zealand Body Art Awards in Auckland. Themed ‘The Future’ this year extravaganza showcased some amazingly creative body art in both contemporary

Last night saw grand finale of the annual New Zealand Body Art Awards in Auckland. Themed ‘The Future’ this year extravaganza showcased some amazingly creative body art in both contemporary and indigenous styles, as well as special effects make up for film and television.

NZ BodyArts Showcase – Supreme Award Winner – Sofia Bue Pedersen, with Richard Taylor. Photo Credit: Guy Thompson

 

Number of very talented and hardworking New Zealand artists practicing this art form displayed their fantastic creations. This award winning event provides a platform for artists who may otherwise not have the opportunity to display their art.

The 24 years old Sofia Bue Pederson, whose first entrance was only last year, was this year’s winner. Sofia was born and raised in Denmark where she worked as a children’s face painter in Danish Legoland before she ventured into body painting. She moved to New Zealand three years ago and is planning more work for Weta Workshop, a company in charge of the costumes and special effects of the Lord of the Ring, The Hobbit, King Kong and Avatar films.

Enjoy some of those amazing creations!

Author: Daniela

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24 thoughts on “Body of Paint!”

  1. Beautiful work she does. I get amazed by the creativity of people and her creations are so pretty one would not want to bathe it off..Looks like a fun evening for sure.

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    1. It was a fun indeed! And you are so right – I would certainly not want to bathe it off!
      Soon we are going to have our annual wearable art display here in Wellington which is also always very creative and inspiring event! Hope to get some photos of that too!
      Many thanks for reading and commenting!
      Best Wishes!
      Daniela

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    1. Great to hear it!
      Soon we are going to have our annual wearable art display here in Wellington which is also always very creative and inspiring event! Hope to get some photos of that too!
      Many thanks for reading and commenting!
      Best Wishes!
      Daniela

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    1. Thank you very much my dear!
      Soon we are going to have our annual wearable art display here in Wellington which is also always very creative and inspiring event! Hope to get some photos of that too!
      Best Wishes!
      Daniela

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    1. Hi Alice,
      I understand it takes quite a long time to achieve such wonderful effects, but they use special kind of paint.

      Thank you very much for reading and commenting!
      Kind Regards,
      Daniela

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