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Hush by VictoriaGugenheim
Hush
New Page: www.facebook.com/GugenheimGlob…
Website: www.gugenheim.co.uk
Twitter: twitter.com/quirkathon
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/VictoriaG…

Photographer,concept, makeup, bodyart, nails, post and model: Victoria Gugenheim

There's something delicious about the evil queen archetype. I wanted to go into it a little and give it a queer edge, maybe even something adrogynous or bowie-esque, with a neon fantasy twist. Mixing neon colours with darkness is a real love of mine; the contrast can be very powerful when used correctly. The patterns around the edges are a mixture of smoke and fractals around the neckline, culminating in lava drops bouncing off of the neck to convey movement and power.
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Immortal Enemies by VictoriaGugenheim
Immortal Enemies

NEW PAGE: www.facebook.com/GugenheimGlob…
Site: www.gugenheim.co.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/VictoriaG…

Created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and featuring the amazing Sean Jones, this details breast cancer and how it spreads, using detailed photographs from electron microscopy as reference in order to keep as much detail and accuracy as possible. The pink cells are breast cancer cells that are in the act of replicating, the orange ones are extending in order to attempt to metastasize. Only a portion of his body is showing as the cancer consumes the host, and I wanted to pay testament to how this bodily event can take away people's sense of wholeness and identity and in some cases of survivors, actual parts of their bodies.
The composition is meant to be read as the cells attempting to cooperate to form an attack, but the Pink Ribbon is in the middle, warding off the spread of the cancer and for the purposes of this composition, effectively preventing the cancer cells from communicating with one another.
I used some complimentary colour schemes around the edges to convey the frenetic movement of the cancer cells and how rapidly they can spread and overcome the host, adding some beauty to something that's deadly. If anything, I hope this piece teaches people to treat cancer seriously and to treat the natural world around us with awe and respect for how quickly the equilibrium of even our bodies can be turned against us.

50% of the profits of this piece sold will be going to Sean's preferred breast cancer charity. Art has the capacity to help the world; this is just a small nod to what it can do.

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Satyr White: As Above, So Below by VictoriaGugenheim
Satyr White: As Above, So Below
Bodypaint, Styling, Horns, Hair: Victoria Gugenheim
Model: Ian Hencher
Photo: Paul Inglis
NEW PAGE: www.facebook.com/GugenheimGlob…
Website: www.gugenheim.co.uk

The House is in Session.

"I'm whatever you beg me to be," He said.
"And that will be your downfall.
I'll take you downstream,
Kiss you in every place that you hold dear,
Each forest; between mountains and rivers,
Make you burn for me in the dead of night.

Slowly, your landscape will be made of me,
And when I exhaust you,
I'll be in every memory.

I will have destroyed you in the most beautiful way possible.
And you will thank me for it."

-Victoria G
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Satyr White by VictoriaGugenheim
Satyr White
Live bodypainting created for a private event.

Page: www.facebook.com/GugenheimGlob…
Website: www.gugenheim.co.uk
Horns: Victoria Gugenheim
Photo: Olmophoto
Model: Ian Hencher
Bodyart, Hair, Styling: Victoria Gugenheim

The bodyart here is tribal and simple to accentuate the form as opposed to hide it. The horns were hand made. Instead of the satyr being bushy and broad, I wanted him to be fine and elegant, the pearls being pearls of wisdom and a nod to opulence, luxury and refinement. Satyrs can be dangerous, sexual creatures, especially if adorned so invitingly. Be careful if you choose to play. ;)
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Hello lovelies

Firstly, I apologise for my absence here- lots going on!

My page sadly over on facebook, was reported and banned as pornography- with no explanation given by fb. I'd like to invite all my friends over to my new page, over at:
www.facebook.com/GugenheimGlob…


So far, the facebook war on bodypainting has seen even multiple world champions being banned, despite pornographic magazines being able to sell their wares unharmed.

I'd like to reconnect with all the friends I've lost, and also help fight the facebook war on bodypainting with my new page! Art is not porn!
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  • Drinking: Absinthe

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VictoriaGugenheim
Quirkathon
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
NEWS: New Bodyart page is at: www.facebook.com/GugenheimGlob…

Science and Fantasy Based Multimedia Artist.

I work in the following media & genres, and am constantly expanding my repertoire:

Bodypainting, Makeup, Styling, SFX, Photography, Photo-editing, Modelling, Props & Accessories, Headdresses, Custom Couture, Murals, Canvas paintings and prints, Sculpture,Workshops, Masterclasses, Choreography, Tutorials, Designs & Concepts, Talks and Lectures (academic and informal).

I also blog on ethics, morality, logic, reason, science, rationality and the links between art and science.

IMPORTANT: I will happily answer questions regarding my work/products I use if you are POLITE. I DO NOT respond to rude public demands with no please or thank-yous. Please show some courtesy and respect as I would do to you. If in doubt you are welcome to privately message me.

Started makeup at 6, then at the tender age of 9 got my first set of face paints and progressed downwards. I'm here to show the world my body art. My digital art is only something I do for fun, and is showcased on here only to be completist.

Credentials/Awards/Features

3RD PLACE WORLD BODYPAINTING COMPETITION, UV AWARD 2012 (Wolf's Bodymagic and Victoria Gugenheim)
8th Place World Bodypainting Competition, UV Award 2011
11th Place World Bodypainting Competition, UV Award 2010
World Bodypainting Association Member
World Photography Association Member

World Bodypainting Festival Instructor (Brushcare, Skincare, Health and Safety for Artists and Models (WORLD'S FIRST!!! WOOHOO!!)

Face of The World Bodypainting Festival Fashion Show, "Farbkrieger" 2011

Invited Artist, Koh Samui
Invited Artist, Stockholm Bodypainting Festival

Clients include Nokia, London Fashion Week, The Black Eyed Peas and Alice Cooper

WBPA Artist of the Month Sept 2011


Turner Prize and Saatchi Showdown Entrant 2007

Bodypainter, Visual Artist. Passionate, driven and aesthetically motivated.
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BaconShinobi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! I love your painting! :iconiloveyouplz::iconsparklesplz:
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D-Evil-Ish Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*waves*
Hello my lovely! ^_^
I didn't realise until this morning you had a page on here.
It's wonderful to see your work, crystal clear in the high definition it deserves :)

x <3 much love <3 x
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mocorock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Your work is really impressive!
I'll be following your work from now on :)
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KCMussman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Hi There Sweets :D
Great Gallery
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papajoemambo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Finally made it official, over here anyway, Vix :) I love seeing what you'll post for us.

XO
Joe K
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DannyFields Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you for adding me to your watch! :blush:
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VictoriaGugenheim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Maiwa Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful work on these great models!

thanks for sharing your stuff its mind-blowing!
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VictoriaGugenheim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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DonnieGyrl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I hope you have a lovely day. c:
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