Interview of Maria Blasco Ribera (English version)
I met Maria Blasco Ribera during the body painting competition at B.I.F.F.F. in Brussels (Belgium) on 29 March 2008.
Question 1. : A few words about the country, town or village where you live; do you have children?; what kind of studies you have done or your profession. What is your artistic background? What do you like most in life?
Maria Im 28 years old, I
was born in Spain in a city onthe Mediterranean coast called Castellón.
The weather is always fine and people are friendly and easy-going.
Question 2. : Are you a make-up professional? Do you give courses? Any other artistic activities?
Maria Im a freelance professional
makeup artist, I have been employed for shorts, fashion show, for TV
and at the moment Im working in the make-up departament
of a small circus company.
Maria I discovered bodypainting at
school where I studied makeup ( STICK ART STUDIO in Barcelona) I
saw for the first time the works of art that I could do with a naked body.
Question 4. What do you like most in body painting? What do you find most difficult? What products do you use (paints and accessories for special effects)? What is your inspiration? How do you find ideas for new body paintings?
Maria What I like in bodypainting
is the transformation of the naked body into a work of living art.
Question 5. Do you always work with
the same model? How do you choose a model? Describe your relationship
with the model during the work.Do you have your own studio? Do you work
a lot home?
Question 6.- (question to the model) How do you feel when you are painted? Confortable,uneasy, clothed, naked? Was it difficult the first time or not? Do you give suggestions or opinions while you are being painted, or you don't say anything about the work while your father paints? Which body painting has left you with the best memories? Where was it and why?
Model: I didn´t feel very well at
first but little by little I felt more comfortable and confident and quite
enjoyable it. It is vital to feel relaxed because this job is very detailed
and it takes a lot of hours, but I definitely prefer painting to
Maria: During a body painting session I
feel excited and a little nervous because I try to do my best, and
everything has to be perfect and I have to finish it in a very limited
lapse of time but when I finish and I see the results I feel really proud
of myself, happy and lucky.
Maria: At the moment I am getting ready
for World Bodypainting Festival 2008 (14-20 July) in Seeboden (Austria)
which is the largest event in the body painting field. Artists from 40
nations worldwide take part. I would also go to the first World Bodypainting
Festival 2008 in Daegu (Korea).
Robert: thank you very much, Maria, for your enthusiasm and everything you do!
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