Here you can read about my body painting session for Radio X3M.
What an amazing autumn... I visited South-Korea as I was invited to judge the Daegu International Bodypainting Festival. A few weeks after that I came 3rd in Living Art America body painting competition in Atlanta USA! It was a wonderful event in October organised by the Chelko Foundation. You can see more photos of painting in my body painting portfolio .
I want to thank my assistant Jaana Veronika and m amazing model Faye Petree.
I also want to thank my sponsors who made this opportunity possible for me:
Teollisuusneuvos Kari Kallonen (a friend of urban culture), Duroy and my dad. The red lipsticks were sponsored by MsChic.
Photo: Dmitri Moisseev
TV program Strada featured me in their show on YLE1 18.10.2013. Is body painting art? You can watch the video here! (http://tv1.yle.fi/juttuarkisto/suomi-parjaa-vartalomaalauksessa)
I received the first ever Make-up Achievement of the Year award (Vuoden maskiteko) in Finland. It was awarded by The Professional Make-up Artists of Finland association and the winner was chosen according to the nominations from the members. I feel so honoured. Thank you everyone for voting me, I'm the luckiest make-up artist in the world! :)
"When a body becomes a piece of art" - an article in Huvudstadsbladet (Finland's Swedish newspaper) about body painting and me :)
You can find the article and the video here.
Here is the official video of our performances at the World Bodypainting Festival 2013! My model Riikka rocked the stage or what do you think?! Listen to the audience!!!
First performance: SUGAR - my wonderful model Riikka performing on the qualification day. I was placed 3rd after the first round.
Second performance: FIBONACCI'S RABBITS - my model performing in the finals! And then we got the 2nd place!
I am so happy right now! I got 2nd place in the World Bodypainting Championships 2013!!! I took part in brush /sponge category in which there were 72 artists from around the world.
Hard work pays off, this feeling is worth it all! I would like to thank the jury and my amazing model Riikka Tiiainen (middle) and my wonderful assistant Jaana Veronika (left), you helped me make my dream come true. What an amazing festival we had this year!
You can see the final results here.