Friday, May 26, 2006

FLESH, INK. FRIDAY - Leroy Roper

This week, we find ourselves delving into the work of Leroy Roper, an artist who paints backgrounds, produces fantastical works of art through the medium of bodypainting, and then photographs his work. Leroy is a self-taught artist and photographer, and his work focuses predominantly on strong, empowered women.

Leroy maintains that his work is comprised of three parts - the background, the bodypainting, and the photography - and to remove any portion is to disassemble the art that has been created.

In addition to his own individual artistry, Roper has worked as an airbrush artist in Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July, as well as other films.

Roper's work takes us from an everyday reality into a heightened fantasy world, full of striking images and creatures we could only hope to encounter in this world. Take a few moments to peruse his gallery, and enjoy his artistry.

Previously on FLESH, INK. FRIDAY: Joel Hernandez / Filippo Ioco / Agnieszka Glinska / EMBODY / Bernd Rantscheff / Barbara Ingenhaag / Images from Burning Man / Anton ten Dam / Pashur / Earth Henna / Wilderness Bodypainting / Carolyn Roper / The Australian Museum / Jodee Lenaine Smith / Fredi Schmid / Vladimir Valenta / Anthony Chiappin and Andrew Dunbar / Rich Diltz / Flesh and Color

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