trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
aug 11, 2014

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
gotham skyline
all images courtesy of trina merry

 

 

 

with the human body acting as a living canvas, brooklyn-based artist trina merry paints landscapes and scenes, which seamlessly merge into their surrounding urban environment. new york city is the backdrop for merry’s meticulously illustrated architectural structures and landmarks, which are carefully detailed onto the nude bodies of female models. the brooklyn bridge, guggenheim museum and coney island’s vibrantly colored entrance gates are a few of the sites that are camouflaged onto the human forms, blending them together as if they were one.

 

‘my surface is living, breathing human beings, making this a highly relevant & immediate medium.’ merry describes ‘I use non-toxic hypoallergenic paint applied with a brush or airbrush. the painting is temporary, like a tibetan sand painting, beginning to change into another work as soon as I stop painting, changing texture & color.’

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
painted in front of the entrance to coney island in brooklyn

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
central park

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
the brooklyn bridge

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
the guggenheim museum

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
in DUMBO, brooklyn with the manhattan bridge behind

trina merry body paints people to blend with NYC architecture
st. mark’s rooftop with empire state building

 

 


body paint obscures nude model in plain sight
video courtesy of the associated press
  • This is just an exact copy of Liu Bolin’s work. And not even done as well.

    Sam T Smith says:
  • Wow, nice Liu Bolin ripp-off… At lest its sexy…..

    Simon Brechstein says:
  • Great work! Look close and you will see it’s not the same as Bolin. (Sam do you look like Will? Your last name is identical.)

    Robin says:
  • What’s the point here ? Liu Bolin work is far more interesting…

    Se says:
  • I would like to know what is the differences you point out Robin…

    JTC says:
  • I would like to be painted like that

    Betty says:

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