Painting of body

Dive into Self-Expression: How Body Painting Can Transform Your Identity

Are you looking for a unique way to express your identity and stand out from the crowd? Look no further than body painting. Body painting is not just a form of artistic expression; it is a powerful way to transform your identity. By using your body as a canvas, you can tap into your creativity and showcase your individuality like never before. Body painting has a rich history, dating back thousands of years, and it is deeply rooted in various cultures around the world.

This introduction perfectly aligns with the title slogan of this article: Body Painting. Through the selection of paintings I present here, I aim to offer a fresh perspective on body painting – that of an artist who skilfully captures the essence of the human form. The body serves as a tangible representation of human existence, a visible sign that we perceive through our senses in the real world. While some may argue that it is possible to encounter a human being in a non-material realm and establish a connection, such occurrences likely exist solely within the subjective perceptions of these individuals.

As a visual artist, my primary objective is to engage the audience’s sense of sight. Consequently, when a painting is intended to narrate a story about a person, the depiction of the human body becomes the most obvious choice. Among these depictions, women often take center stage. Their portrayal seems to encapsulate the very essence of the human body’s meaning and beauty. In my collection, I propose captivating images of women immersed in a vibrant array of colors. Each hue symbolises a distinct space, offering an escape from the monotonous reality of grey. Allow these paintings to serve as an invitation, urging you, the viewer, to pause for a moment and immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of colors. Dive into the passionate red, representing intense emotions, or surrender to the gentle allure of pink, evoking tenderness and understanding. These images serve as a window into the periphery of your reality, a gateway to a world brimming with vibrant possibilities.


Is it possible to create art by painting with your body on canvas? Some may believe that the body itself could serve as a unique tool for creating body paintings. The renowned French artist Yves Klein took this concept to a whole new level by literally using the bodies of his models as brushes. He would cover them in blue paint and then press them onto a white canvas, ground, or paper. These unconventional actions became a spectacle during his time. The end result was a series of modest, random prints of the human form.

I believe that true creativity lies in discovering one’s own visual language for portraying the human body. It is a challenging yet rewarding endeavour that sets artists apart from mere imitators.

Pink color as shelter, canvas painting, figurative art by Jolanta Johnsson
Pink color as shelter
oil on canvas, 100 x 73 cm year of creation 2021

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