Fine art and body painting are two genres that typically aren’t associated with each other. As you can see in their “Museum Anatomy” series, Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector were never the type to follow the status kuo.Fine art and body painting are two genres that typically aren't associated with each other. As you can see in their "Museum Anatomy" series, Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector were never the type to follow the status kuo.
After receiving permission from museums around the world, the artists look for an elaborate painting that will cover Chadwick's body. Usually they request 19th century portraits of women created by native artists and/or paintings which have been stored and hidden from public view due to controversy within the culture.
Once the painting begins, the original 19th century painting of a woman, which was painted by a man, is now repainted by a female on a male body in the 21st century. Chadwick admits the 12 to 15 hour process is painful, especially because he has to pose completely still, almost in a meditative trance. Once the intensively executed body painting is completed, the photographs reveal a new work of art where the painting takes on curves and sometimes camouflages the human form.