Artists Set Records at 2013 World Bodypainting Festival

Artists Set Records at 2013 World Bodypainting Festival
ABOVE: Make-up by Scott Fray (left) and Matteo Arfanotti (right)
ABOVE: Photo (left) by Ariane. All photos courtesy of World Bodypainting Festival 

Posted: Thursday July 25, 2013


Amazing presentations are nothing new at the World Bodypainting Festival. The 2013 event, held July 1-7 in Pörtschach, Austria, had all the artistry and theatricality audiences expect, plus two artists setting festival records for the most wins.

2013 World Bodypainting Festival: Scott Fray, 1st place AirbrushItalian artist Mateo Arfanotti won in two categories (Brush/Sponge and Facepainting), a first for the festival, and American artist Scott Fray was the first competitor in WBF history to win in three major categories. This year he won in the World Award: Airbrush category; in past years he won in the World Award: Brush/Sponge and World Award: Special Effects Bodypainting categories.

This was the 16th year for the World Bodypainting Festival, held on the banks of Lake Wörthersee. Teams of artists from 45 nations participated, including first-time delegations from India, Kazakhstan and the Philippines. Thousands of visitors and participants enjoyed the unique blend of art, music and fashion. Sponsors included Kryolan Professional Make-up, Snazaroo, Body FX, Make Up For Ever, Temptu Pro, M.A.C. Pro, Adobe and others. The festival included the World Fluoro Award, a nighttime contest for UV make-up effects; 46 different workshops, demos and lectures; a large exhibition area and market; Bodypaint City TV; Body Circus—The Surreal Ballroom and the Body Art Fashion Show.

The festival culminated with the awards presentations. The 2013 themes were “Planet Food” and “Holy Geometry.” Below are the top three winners in each competition category. Visit bodypainting-festival.com/en/ for more details.

AMATEUR AWARD: AIRBRUSH2013 World Bodypainting Festival: Matteo Arfanotti, 1st place Brush/Sponge
1. Edina Vadocz, Hungary
2. Constanze Ryniak, Germany
3. Peter Möbius, Germany

AMATEUR AWARD: BRUSH/SPONGE
1. Anne Caze, France
2. Silke Kirchhoff, Germany
3. Yasmina Jacinto, Spain

SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE UP AWARD
1. Sofia Bue Pedersen, Denmark
2. Julian Bartram, New Zealand
3. Yulia Vlasova, Russia

WBF Show Award
Fiorella Scatena, Italy

WORLD AWARD: AIRBRUSH
1. Scott Fray, United States (ABOVE, LEFT)
2. Flavio Bosco, Italy
3. Peter Tronser, Germany

WORLD AWARD: BRUSH/SPONGE
1. Matteo Arfanotti, Italy (RIGHT)
2. Riina Laine, Finland
3. Johannes Stötter, Italy

WORLD AWARD: FACEPAINTING
1. Matteo Arfanotti, Italy
2. Nadja Hluchovsky, Austria
3. Claudia Kraemer, Germany
2013 World Bodypainting Festival: Houyam Hajlaoui, 1st place Special Effects Bodypainting
WORLD AWARD: SPECIAL EFFECTS BODYPAINTING
1. Houyam Hajlaoui, Belgium (LEFT)
2. Gabriela Hajek-Renner, Austria
3. Yulia Vlasova, Russia

WORLD FLUORO AWARD
1. Marina Vakhlialina, Russia
2. Agnieska Glinska, Poland
3. Olga Sokolova and Yulia Vlasova, Russia


















2013 World Bodypainting Festival: Scott Fray, 1st place Airbrush, photo by Daniel Janesch
ABOVE: Scott Fray (right) winning first place in the World Award: Airbrush category. Photo by Daniel Janesch

2013 World Bodypainting Festival: Matteo Arfanotti, 1st place Brush/Sponge, photo by Daniel Janesch
ABOVE: Matteo Arfanotti (right) winning first place in the World Award: Brush/Sponge category. Photo by Daniel Janesch

2013 World Bodypainting Festival: Houyam Hajlaoui, 1st place Special Effects Bodypainting, photo by Daniel Janesch
ABOVE: Houyam Hajlaoui winning first place in the World Award: Special Effects Bodypainting category. Photo by Daniel Janesch 

 

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