Still life is overrated.
The Artist Whose Canvas Is Her Own Body
Artist Tash Kouri's first encounter with body painting took place at a Dresden Dolls concert. Inspired by the mixture of art and punk rock, Kouri took that experience and fueled her future transformations, utilizing body painting and performance art as a cathartic way to express emotions and vulnerabilities. "Sometimes it's hard to directly communicate your human experience to someone," Kouri says, "and if you can channel that through some other medium, deliver it to another person, it's a great way to connect." Kouri used her 29Rooms residency to give visitors the opportunity to connect in this body-centric way, hoping the resulting out-of-body experience allows them to perceive new realities. "Whenever I paint myself it reveals a completely different side of myself I didn't see before," Kouri says. And it shows — in this video, Kouri's paint turns her into a being from another world. Watch her mesmerizing transformation.
BodyArt by Tash
29Rooms + BodyArt by Tash
A behind the scenes look at my 29Rooms residency! Video: Michael Paul Parrella* Bodypaint: A collaboration between artist in residence Tash Kouri* and the guests of 29Rooms Music: Arşivplak - Volga Nehri Models: Allie Mason, Alyosha Samson, David Alari Host: Refinery29 Biodegradable Glitter: EcoStardust * Yo! Hire us for video recording, editing, and/or bodypaint work! In case you haven't noticed, we're pretty darn good at this. http://www.tashkouri.com http://michaelpaulparrella.com/
BodyArt by Tash
Weird Al Drag King. With Glitter.
Mermaid Parade + Weird Al + BodyArt by Tash = Weird Albacore!!!! | Makeup - Tash Kouri | http://www.tashkouri.com/ | Video - Michael Paul Parrella | michaelpaulparrella.com | Music - "Weird Al" Yankovic - “Dare to be Stupid " | http://weirdal.com/ | Occasion - Coney Island USA Presents: The Mermaid Parade Shoutout to BioGlitz for providing some of the glitter for this shoot! Digging the vibe? Nodding your approval? Dare to challenge Tash to a rap battle of Amish Paradise? Got weasels on your face? We’re available for video production and bodypaint WERK. Hit us up, yo. Operators are standing by.
BodyArt by Tash
Holiday Makeup with Tash!
Rudolf Rediscovers the Beatles! LSD in the Eggnog! Santa Makes Time and Space His Bitch! Video: Michael Paul Parrella | Makeup: Tash Kouri | Starring: Tash Kouri, Jenny DelBloque, Renee Tracy | Music: Jon Sayles - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Electric Wizard - Funeralopolis | Special thanks to: Macy's, Guitar Center, Baby Jesus
I Got Body Painted In Front Of Hundreds People | Refinery29
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