Creative people like Bella Volen can do lots of things. A multidisciplinary artist, she’s an illustrator, painter, photographer, instructor and more. One of her interesting talents is combining her craft of body painting with balloon art to make what she coined as #paintloon
Paintloon by Bella Volen
Paintloon by Bella Volen is a combination of balloon and body art. While we’ve shared with you balloon couture fashions before and plenty of body painting and body art, this is the first time we’ve featured an artist who does the two together.
Volen has created Paintloon projects for many different events over the years. We’ve chosen to share some of our favorites images from her over the past few years.
From various body painting events and festivals in Vienna:
The following images are from The Peculiar Garden, a 2016 commissioned art installation in Bangkok, Thailand:
Created as a side event at the July 2020 Covid Edition of the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria:
Asian Balloon Dress and an African Balloon Dress for the Equitorial Guinea Bodypainting Festival:
“Paintloon is painting on a balloon. It can be a combination of fine art, body painting, fashion, and balloon sculpting. With latex modeling balloons details, objects, accessories complete costumes are made, which creates an extension for the body paint or fine artist to paint on, allowing the ability to merge the body or composition fully with any additional parts into one design.”- Bella Volen
Follow Bella Volen on Instagram @bella_volen_art
all images courtesy of Bella Volen