The gastronomic bodypainting of Johannes Stötter
Traditionally, the classic supports for painting have been the board, the wall and the canvas, but since the established canons began to be broken, the artists have shown us that you can paint on practically anything. One of the most striking techniques is undoubtedly the so-called bodypainting, which uses the naked human body to develop the works. Johannes Stötter has specialized in this field, and has a series of very curious gastronomic works.
Some artists have used the bodies of the models to create trompe l'oeil clothes, when in fact they are naked, while others have simply used them as if they were canvases. In the case of Stötter we find thematic works in which he places his models in specific contexts, to create optical illusions thanks to the camouflage effect that is produced.
In some of his pieces, the artist turns his models into chameleons, by painting on their bodies the same objects and surfaces of the specific environment where he later places them to photograph them, as if they were blending in with space. In others, such as the images that head this post, he plays with the shape of the human body to imitate textures and colors of specific elements, such as pineapple or watermelon.
Fruits seem to be one of the themes that most fascinate Stötter, as we also find among his creations paintings where he turns varieties such as pineapple or kiwi into the absolute centers, imagining fantasy worlds where all the elements revolve around each fruit.
Born in Italy but trained in Austria, Johannes Stötter is a multidisciplinary artist with an outstanding career also in the world of music, although he has specialized in the art of bodypainting. Winner of various international competitions, his brilliant career so far seems to promise a very productive future. We will be attentive to the evolution of his work, since I hope that he continues to delve into that curious fusion of gastronomy and bodypainting, which offers us such striking works.
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