The World Bodypainting Festival (WBF) is a bodypainting festival and competition which is held annually in Austria. It is a celebration of body painting and the staging of the human body as an art object. The WBF is also an experience space filled with music, shows and experimental performances. The festival is attended by artists from 50 nations and attracts over 30,000 spectators.
Lynn Schockmel improved at the World Bodypainting Festival 2014
It was an exhausting but exciting journey for Lynn Schockmel to participate at the World Bodypainting Festival at the Brush & sponge category this year. She planned her designs for about 6 months in advance with a lot of testing and adjustments. She began with the first sketches on paper, then tested some colors and elements on voluntary models before determining the final creation.
The event was absolutely amazing. She has met world-famous and emerging artists, from whom a good friendship has developed. They had a good time before and after the competitions at the Festival Academy, the Body Circus or just by hanging out in restaurants and bars.
The main days of the Festival are the competition days where Lynn made it finally under the Top 20 of the World! She made 14th place in the first round and dropped down to the 19th place in the finals. This means she improved her result to 11 places from last year! This result is fabulous, considering this bodypainting competition being the most difficult with over 200 skilled artists from all over the world.
This year she has worked with her assistant and husband Marco Mazzini and her pretty model Larissa Van Soest from the Netherlands! Larissa was a very patient and brave model during the 6 hours of strenuous painting and was performing great in front of the jury, backstage with all photographers and on the stage.
Lynn's designs for the World Bodypainting Festival 2014
Publications & Press
Lynn's artworks of this Festival got published in some articles and blog posts:
Wort.lu: Luxemburger Bodypainting-Künstlering: Der Mensch als Kunstwerk
The Guardian USA: The world bodypainting festival – in pictures
Daily Mail UK: Paint strippers! Naked models coated in vibrant colours showcase work of artists from 47 countries for World Bodypainting Festival
YMKPA: The fantastic world of body art at the festival "World bodypainting festival 2014" (russian)
Baku: World Body Painting Festival: The Best Works of 2014 (russian)
You can find more publications about Lynn's passion here.
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