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Flesh and Acrylic - Julia



This is a quick Flesh and Acrylic demo I made for the Catalan
public television "TV3" (Spain). The work in progress was filmed
and the video report was broadcasted the 25th of November 2011
along with a short documentary about Art and Surrealism in Belgium.

If you wish you can also view this other video showing the making of.

As always in "Flesh and Acrylic", I worked in a wild and intuitive way.

Model: Julia. She is a journalist and a model in her spare time...

PS: I left the newspapers in the background on purpose.

The above picture and other images from the "Flesh and Acrylic"
series have been published in The Sun and The Telegraph in
December 2011.

Prints of the above artwork now available!

Also purchase a bigger jpg version to see how it is made.

For more information about my works:

Work in progress (photo report):

Flesh and Acrylic - Making 5 by BenHeine

Other Flesh and Acrylic pieces:

Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison1 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison3 by BenHeine

Flesh and Acrylic - Martin by BenHeine Fight for Your Rights by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison2 by BenHeine
Image details
Image size
1000x709px 634.07 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 15, 2011, 7:49:51 PM
Sensor Size
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gzairborne's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

this is a direction that I had not anticipated. it is fresh and energetic. I do not know how one could actually incorporate the newspaper into the artwork but this piece is all the more amazing from the benefit of the newspaper and the brush strokes transcending the confines of the canvas. it's a brilliant perception to see that incorporation. I also was impressed with the decision to leave part of her flesh exposed. and beyond that I am quite taken with the idea of creative juice so to speak as if the form or figure of the woman is being impregnated with the artwork. really think you are on to something genial with these physical meets paint pieces. much success... this is a great direction and I hope you reap also
the financial benefits too. brilliant stuff. I have seen something similar from a couple artists, but I very much like your fresh take. that is why I gave only four stars for originality. one is the Japanese artist who disappears into the paintings. and there is another female artist who is making her models disappear inside her paintings. I think your work is a bit more avante garde than the more classical approach of the female artist. sorry her name escapes me at the moment. anyway, congrats on this foray into new territory. I think it is brilliant.
slowjoep's avatar
I love and wonder how you got the hair and face blend in to the background without a seam.
bannanello's avatar
what a cool concept
Tiroro2002's avatar
oh thats so awesome
i love the color yellow. Your art is truly amazing!
Metamea's avatar
It's like she's completely melted into the background :o
JamesRSmith's avatar
This is great! Striking!
krestolany's avatar
dude you are awesome
inconfutabile's avatar
i LOVe LOVE love it
UseTheBrakes's avatar
Well, DAMN, this is good!
JenniInoue's avatar
So creative. I like it.
simonzes's avatar
lovely to see part of the process in the picture itself , gives an extra dimension
Calypsoeevee's avatar
She's practically a part of that wall, great job!
gzairborne's avatar
superb. a visual delight.
niome69's avatar
Wow it is like she blends into the background that is Amazing :)
ShiNoKuroi's avatar
I really love this work, it's my favourite in this folder!!!
shermonsinmango's avatar
wow! your work is truly amazing! you make it look like she is part of the art, not just someone standing in front of it! great job!
PsychadelicTranceXXX's avatar
this is extraordinary!!!!
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Imbricated's avatar
I love all of the acrylic pieces I've seen from you... but this one really messes with my head. Her right side is so defined, so distinct, yet the left seems to blend right in with the wall!... Amazing.
TechnoShadowBlood's avatar
It looks like her head is forming in to a swirl, nice illusion!
algazoth's avatar
I absolutely love your Flesh and Acrylic project and this may be the best piece yet! Very much looking forward to more in this series.
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