Bodypainting is a form of body art that unlike tattooing is temporary. It goes back to indigenous people, who used clay to paint their bodies and faces so that they could distinct themselves from other tribes. Nowadays, even though bodypainting is very popular around the world there is still debate considering the legitimacy of the form as art. We often see bodypainting used in magazines as an artistic expression and as a way of gaining attention considering serious political and social matters, like PETA’s protests against Burberry.
Artist Vilija Vitkute merges the human body with nature using her flawless bodypainting technique.
You might want to look at that image twice.
Vilija is half Swedish half Lithuanian and she is occupying herself with body art, performance art, film direction and photography.
That’s a true multitasker right there!
Her short film ”Long Winter” is an exploration of the human body and its true dimensions.
The way she uses her art to depict the true dimensions of the human body, is more than inspiring.
Her themes are not always related to nature, but she manages to merge her models with the background.
Isn’t that incredible?
Vilija travels to the most exciting places in the world to create her photos and films.
She is very committed to what she does.
The Lofoten landscapes in Norway have been a large inspiration for her art and she created various pieces over that territory.
Just look at this image.
Her models have to be very brave, since sometimes the places they visit have abrupt weather changes.
They are equally committed to their job.
You can follow her work by catching up with her on Instagram and Facebook and by visiting her website.
Vilija seems to be very concentrated on her goal, which is to merge the human body with nature. We all came from the ground and there is nothing sadder than being cut off from our roots.