The projects you’ll see below are stunning examples of symbiosis between painting, environment, and photography. Each element is working in conjunction with each other to complete an image.
The artists position the models in a specific place. Then, they blend them into the backdrop with painstaking attention to the lighting and the textures of the surroundings. Some of them have assistants who paint the bodies of the artists to make them merge as seamlessly as possible with what is behind. The words just can’t describe the way they dissolve in the environment. Some of you might need glasses to fully enjoy this mind-blowing spectacle!
Australia-born Orly Faya travels to remote areas of the planet and merges people into their surroundings to represent our frail relationship with nature. The artist paints people into the Earth camouflaging their bodies with delicate brushstrokes. She can boast of an impressive collection of extraordinary work blending her models into foliage, seascapes, mountains, forests, plateaus, and waterfalls. Faya sees her art as a commentary on sustainability and overconsumption. She admits that it takes people a lot of willpower, focus, commitment and determination to become human canvases and help the artist attract attention towards the idea that all of us are just pieces of earth.