Bodypainting Day 2016 “Inner Beauty”
New York City: July 9th
Amsterdam: August 20th
Brussels: August 27th
San Francisco: October 23rd
What is Bodypainting Day?
BODYPAINTING DAY is a public art event in which a select group of talented artists paint on the bodies of nude models over a 4 hour period in full public view.
WHY? For the greater good. To promote human connection through art. To share the unique voice of the artist with the public. To accept each other and ourselves in all of our various shapes and sizes.
The ARTISTS share their voice with the public. So often, the artists skills are in full view, but their voices are hidden, promoting a product or focusing on sales. Bodypainting Day is a non-commercial event that focuses on the artists voice. This year’s theme “Inner Beauty” challenges artists to seek what is on the inside of their model to inspire a painting on the outside.
Bodypainting Day gives MODELS the opportunity to embrace themselves and to use their bodies to become living art. Unlike what people might expect from a body painting event, the models are ordinary people, ranging in age, size and gender. Models take great pride standing in public as they are. By holding the event as a full nude event, we remove the shame often associated with our bodies and show the distinction between nudity and sexuality.
And the PUBLIC gets to see all types of bodies, which is rare in itself, but is especially important since the perception of the human form is twisted by advertising and the media, which is the source of anxiety for so many of us. It is also an opportunity to see in person, the artistic process of many artists all at once, each with their own unique approach. And most importantly, it’s an opportunity to connect with each other through art.
Bodypainting Day is founded by artist Andy Golub, who has been painting bodies in the public streets of NYC since 2007. Bodypainting Day started in 2014 in New York City.
In 2015, Bodypainting Day added the city of Amsterdam and in 2016 also added the city of San Francisco.