The Austrian city of Klagenfurt is tacitly regarded as the capital of body painting. Here every summer passes the loud World Bodypainting Festival is the most important festival of its kind in the world, known for its own unique traditions.
The triumphant debut of the Ukrainian team at the World Bodypainting Festival took place in 2018, and remembered a record number of prizes in various categories. In 2019, the participants from Ukraine only confirmed the high level of skill, taking the first position in the festival rankings, and beauty artists, United international brand KODI PROFESSIONAL, brought home 4 more wins. Safe to say, that the world body painting community will long discuss, without exaggeration, strong work Ukrainian participants.
The festival was first held in 1998, and since then has only continued to gain momentum – all that was done at this festival, helped create the modern world bodypainting movement. Through the efforts of the participants of the festival, the human body became a true object of art, and we have a unique chance to feel that art in all its glory and complexity.
World Bodypainting Festival is an uncontrollable flow of creativity, of artistic performance, art and lifestyle. Extremely colorful event brings together body art culture with music, fashion shows, performances and themed style parties. In anticipation of the promised days passed WB Academy – a series of instructional master classes in body painting, special effects, airbrushing, make-up and photos from world class professionals. Also as part of the 22nd World Bodypainting Festival from 7 to 13 July was upgraded performances under the open sky, surreal ball-party Body Circus, numerous art shows and shows. Each year, the location of the festival “Bodypaint City” attracts more than 30,000 visitors.
The heart of the festival is the world championship of body painting, where in various categories participating artists from more than 50 countries. Participants test their strength in 6 main categories – Brush/Sponge Bodypainting, Airbrush Bodypainting, Special Effects Bodypainting, Facepainting, Bodypainting Team Show Category, Installation Art, 4 special categories – Special Effects Make-up, Creative Make-up, Purple Brush Make-up, WBF Make-up Battle, 2 Amateur categories – Open Category and Bodypainting Brush/Sponge Bodypainting. Artists present their fantastic creations on a big stage in front of thousands of people.
Nomination Purple Brush Make-up, which is estimated as a technique of makeup, and the idea of the image as a whole, was truly victorious for the Ukrainian team KODI PROFESSIONAL. Amazing images on the theme of “Holly Glam” distributed the prizes as follows: I place – Tatyana Gergis, II place – Yana Shtepa, III place – Natalia Mazur. Another Cup of the festival for the third place went to Alena Semenets, which created a wonderful image on the theme of “Galactic Zoo” in the category Special Effects Make-up. In General, at the end of the festival on account of Ukrainians, including more than 7 awards.