Interview of Mario Speleman (English version) click here for Nederlands
I met Mario during the body-art show/competition in Putte (Belgium) on December 7, 2003.
Check his web site: http://www.art-fx7.cjb.net
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?
Mario I live in Sint-Niklaas, a
city between Antwerpen en Gent.
Question 2. : Are you a make-up professional? Do you give courses. Any other artistic activities?
Mario For the moment, I am still working
40 hour a week in a factory that makes building materials. I also give week-end lessons
in - can you guess it - yes, airbrush.
Question 3. How have you discovered body painting? Describe the circumstances. How did you start doing body painting your self? Have you done a lot or a few? Have you participed in events, competition? Which ones?
Mario By chance.The manager of a shop
was looking after something special for the opening of his business. He called me and asked
me if I would accept to do a body painting.
The first time, I was literally shaking on my legs, and I thought, why did I accept and
start with this?!
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?
Let me tell you first what is not nice. It is not permanent. You have put your
heart and soul in it, your model goes to the shower, en everything goes away!!
The nicest: the shape of the body and you must adapt your drawing to it,
this is never simple, always a challenge.
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?
So I am not looking for other models right now.
Question 6. (Question for the model).
Question 7.How do you feel during and after a body painting ?
Mario My feelings during the
body painting? Pffffffffffffffff
Question 8. Can you tell us about your plans and needs about body painting.Things that you would like to do and have not done yet?
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