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Lorie Hamel

"With a bachelor's degree in Art from UQTR, I developed a passion for make-up and bodypainting. In order to become an accomplished artist, I am not limited to a single medium of expression. My curiosity prompted me to work in the field of body art which is a real passion for me. The skin is my canvas; fragile and almost magical. The works of fleeting, made to be seen, and both showcases and hides itself under layers of colours. 

I have the will to develop this art form and to this end, I constantly search for new techniques of makeup application,  textures, finishes and effects that transform the body. I innovate with different materials compatible with use on the skin. In this way, latex, gold leaf, gelatin, photo transfer and make-up, characterize my work and allow me to transmit my creativity on the epidermis, which for me is the most beautiful canvas. It is also what differentiates my work, I pay as much attention to the composition as to the final result and the details. I seek by all these characteristics to achieve a true transmutation of the body, which then breathe life into my painting and transform my art into living, breathing canvases. These paintings set themselves apart, by being ephemeral with purpose, exhibited and painted this time... this time only."