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PAINTLOON


Balloon art meets painting

 

Paintloon is a creative idea of professional fine artist and body painter Bella Volen.

 

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.

 

PAINTLOON


Luftballons treffen Malerei

Paintloon ist eine kreative Idee der akademischen Künstlerin Bella Volen.

 

Paintloon ist eine Mischform aus Malerei und Luftballons. Es kann eine Kombination aus bildender Kunst, Körperbemalung, Mode und Modellierballons sein. Mit Latex Ballons können Gegenständen, Flügel, komplette Kostüme aufgebaut werden. Diese Teile können eigenständig als Skulpturen benutzt werden, oder als eine Erweiterung von dem Bodypainting. Die Kombination von bemalten Kostümen aus Luftballons mit Bodypainting, oder mit bemalten Overalls ist sehr passend für große Veranstaltungen und konservativeres Publikum.

 

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ART INSTALLATION

CONNECTED

Paintloon Art Installation

7.July 2020

Created as a side event at the Covid Edition of the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria.

 

Painting, Ballon Art, Costume, Bodypainting, Photo: Bella Volen

www.bella-volen.com

www.artgallery-vienna.com

Model: Melanie

 

Oneness, connection, being consciously a part of nature, being connected to everything... a normal condition to all so-called primitive tribes. Their only goal is to live in harmony with nature and within the tribe. Every initiation is an act of transmutation. It creates a deep connection with the world beyond, with the spirits, with the ancestors. Initiation rituals create a portal in time and space connecting past, present, and future, planting a powerful seed. The transformed person is, as a result, a stronger, better member of the tribe, having new forces to support the future of its community. It is all about being connected.

 

The wood wide web, the forest’s underground ecosystem, is used to share water, carbon, nitrogen, information, and other nutrients and minerals. With one word-they are CONNECTED.

I believe humanity has also its natural, ancient, invisible connections, we often forget about.

 

We live in times full of strange values, disbalance with the Earth, people being captivated by ideas to possess, a determination to rule, to spend, to ignore what is within. No material goods or substances can ever replace the emptiness within.

 

If the most common health problem around the world is depression, then we can be sure there is a lack of connection, integration, respect, balance, and love. Most modern world health problems are the so-called “diseases of civilization”, they are unknown in the tribal world.

 

It is not about what we have, what we have built up, how much we have developed ourselves, but much more about our willingness to share something, to have an impact, to be gardeners, planting seeds, taking care of them, and establishing connections. To be a supportive member of the global, consciously living tribe, building a balanced temple of humanity.

Let's stay connected.

 

KUNST INSTALLATION

VERBUNDEN

Paintloon Kunstprojekt im Öffentlichen Raum

7.Juli 2020

Als Jurorin bei der Weltmeisterschaft für Bodypainting, war ich eingeladen eine Kunst Installation in der Event Woche zu gestalten.

 

Malerei, Luftballons, Kostüm, Bodypainting, Foto: Bella Volen

www.bella-volen.com, www.artgallery-vienna.com

Model: Melanie

 

Einssein, Verbindung, bewusst ein Teil der Natur zu sein, mit allem verbunden sein ... ein eigentlich normaler Zustand für alle sogenannten primitiven Stämme. Ihr einziges Ziel ist es, im Einklang mit der Natur und innerhalb des Stammes zu leben. Jede Einweihung oder Initiation ist ein Akt der Transmutation. Es schafft eine tiefe Verbindung mit der Welt jenseits, mit den Geistern, mit den Ahnen. Initiationsrituale schaffen ein Portal in Zeit und Raum, Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft verbindet. Es ist wie einpflanzen von einen mächtigen Samen. Die transformierte Person ist infolgedessen ein stärkeres, besseres Mitglied des Stammes und verfügt über neue Kräfte, um die Zukunft ihrer Gemeinschaft zu unterstützen. Es geht darum, verbunden zu sein.

 

Das so genannte Wood Wide Web ist das unterirdische Ökosystem des Waldes, eine Art Soziales Untergrund Netzwerk um Informationen; Wasser und Nährstoffe zwischen Pflanzen und Pilze auszutauschen. Mit einem Wort: Sie sind VERBUNDEN. Ich glaube, die Menschheit hat auch ihre natürlichen, alten, unsichtbaren Verbindungen, die wir oft vergessen.

 

Wir leben in Zeiten voller seltsamer Werte, Ungleichgewicht mit der Erde. Menschen, die von Ideen der Macht gefesselt sind, ständig strebend nach Besitz, Leidenschaft und Entschlossenheit zu herrschen, auszugeben. Es wird so oft ignoriert, was in uns eigentlich tiefliegt. Keine materiellen Güter oder Substanzen können jemals die innere Leere füllen.

 

Wenn das weltweit häufigste Gesundheitsproblem Depressionen sind, können wir sicher sein, dass es an Verbindung, Integration, Respekt, Gleichgewicht und Liebe mangelt. Die meisten modernen Weltgesundheitsprobleme sind die sogenannten "Zivilisationskrankheiten", die in der Stammeswelt unbekannt sind.

 

Es geht nicht darum, was wir haben, was wir aufgebaut haben, wie viel wir uns entwickelt haben, sondern vielmehr um unsere Bereitschaft, etwas zu teilen, etwas zu bewirken. Es ist wichtig Gärtner zu sein, Samen zu pflanzen, sich um diese zu kümmern und viele starke zwischenmenschliche Verbindungen aufzubauen.

Ein unterstützendes Mitglied des globalen, bewusst lebenden Stammes zu sein und einen ausgeglichenen, harmonischen Tempel der Menschheit zu bauen.

Lasset uns in Verbundenheit leben.

 

 

Bodypainting for the Equatorial Guinea, Bodypainting Festival, in Malabo, Africa.

Bodypainting & paintloon dress: Bella Volen

Model: Jolanda

Photo: Dmitri Moisseev

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 2019

THE PECULIAR GARDEN

THE PECULIAR GARDEN

 

Paintloon-Balloon Art Project in Thailand

 

at Central East Ville Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

 31.Mai-5.June, 2016

 

Painter & designer & photos: Bella Volen

Building of balloon dresses & decoration, organization: Balloon Art Team Thailand

Balloons: Sempertex

Bella's booking agent: WB-Production

 

The Peculiar Garden was created as commission work, and It took place in a shopping mall. The idea was to bring something beautiful, and colorful to adults, and children, who probably don't have any contact with art. For me, art is a bridge, which connects people and cultures.

 

Nature is our most important treasure.

It is the place, where the time stops, and the heartbeat calms down from the stress of the modern world. Nature has also a restoration effect on humans, it is very deeply connected with each one of us.

Several scientists have posited that the deep affiliations humans have with nature are rooted in our biology. Biologist E.O. Wilson wrote a great deal about the concept of biophilia, which he described as "the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life.” Taking an evolutionary perspective, he reasoned that our affinities for nature have been influenced by adaptations needed for survival in hunter/gatherer and agrarian societies.

 

From the beginning of human history, nature has played a vital role in our creative expression. Nature’s beauty and power is ingrained in our lives, our history and our culture. The beauty of nature reflected in art is just another reminder of our need to protect it.

The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggest its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe. We find it everywhere, in a flower, seeds, shells, not surprisingly, spiral galaxies also follow the Fibonacci pattern. We don’t know why, but everything in nature, including humans too, is based on the same structure.

 

This Paintloon collection is based on nature and different patterns, a dreamy, surreal version of a garden, placed in a modern environment. Balloon art is like a beautiful ritual, which exists only for a short time. This is the beauty of it. It is like the life moments when we realize what is happening, the moment is gone, but the memory stays. The only constant element in our world is changing.

The child in each one of us, in our hearts and minds, is always dreaming of exploring new, and secret places, hidden worlds and parallel realms, where magical creatures exist and everything is beautiful. This is a project to inspire and bring colorful joy for children and adults.

 

Bodypainting Dance Performance Paintloon ART by Bella Volen

2013

 

Thi Paintloon is combined with LED light in the balloon costume, but it could be also painted with UV active paint and glow under UV light.

 

This unique and new art form is offered only by Bella. Combined with a professional dancer and perfect sound, this creation brings a magical effect to every event. & video by Bella Volen

The video of this work was filmed and edited by the wonderful NINC! www.ninc.at

 

Body painting Event Living Art America- TV Segment 11alive Atlanta Tv

TV Show in Atlanta, USA

2014

 

Body painting in a TV segment presenting The Chelko Foundation and The North American Body Painting Championship Living Art America. Organizer Randi Layne speaks about the event. Bella Volen shows her paintloon balloon dress and body painting and artist Yolanda Bartram presents her body art with amazing special effects.

 

A mix of different paintloon works

 

 

Bodypainting Paintloon Fashion Show by Bella Volen and Guido Verhoef

2010

 

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