Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dynamic Body Art Gives Junkanoo New Expression


By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
jgibson@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN visual artists and fine art photographer Monty Knowles sees sculpted art when he looks at the female body. Adding sophisticated designs with paint to the body canvas produces a “complex visual delight”.


Through his Junkanoo Nymph series, Monty encourages people “to see past the sexual element of the female body and appreciate “nature’s most beautiful art creation”.

Junkanoo Nymph Devinya, the latest addition to the Junkanoo Nymph series was painted live at VOGA, a body art show held over the weekend. The Junkanoo installation brought out the spirit of the cultural expression with vibrant colours and elaborate dynamic costume concepts.

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