Welcome to Airvolution Studios

We are a specialist company creating unique detailed airbrushed artworks, ranging from small scale to large scale on any surface.

Currently we are focusing on body art for events, trade shows and activations.

Located in South Africa, we have worked on major projects for concerts like Nelson Mandela's 46664, various size murals, body painting for events and smaller in-studio projects painting motorbikes and fine art canvases.
Our artists are leaders in Trompe L'oeil, faux finishes and realistic artworks.
We also specialise in the design of corporate identities, brands and logos.
Airbrush courses are now available at our workshop catering from beginners to advanced students.

Click here for our student application form.

Our friendly staff can provide you with personal assistance and advice on all your requirements.

UPDATE: Bodypainting for FIFA SA 2010 viewed by over 1 billion people worldwide! - Click on the links below to watch the videos on youtube now!
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UPDATE 2: Bodypainting for OUTsurance TV ads - Click on the links below to watch the videos on youtube now!
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UPDATE 3: Airvolution is now a proud member of The World Bodypainting Association!!

UPDATE 4: Airvolution Studios is proud to have been a part of a Guinness World Record on the 25th June 2011 in partnership with Ster Kinekor and Sony Pictures for Global Smurfs Day. Watch here on 94.7 fm's website or on Airvolution's YouTube channel

We will continually be updating our website and portfolio so come back often to see the newest works of art!

Stay tuned or for more info please use the quick contact form on the right ---->

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

About Us

Charl Bubb...

I started Airvolution Studios 17 years ago after the completion of my Graphic Design studies at The Design School Southern Africa. I was introduced to airbrushing as a part of the design course. My first commission was for custom airbrushed paintings on Harley Davidson bikes for a bike workshop - Pauls American Twins. I then expanded to creating murals of various sizes for the business sector, private residences, entertainment venues, advertising agencies, etc.
Soon after I was offered the opportunity to work with In2structures / Gearhouse (formerly Art of Light), a well known set design company, creating vast sets for shows staged in South African by international performers and artists. I diversified into body painting after being approached by prominent brand names to provide eye-catching advertising for their functions, using the human canvas as a medium. I also design corporate identities, brands, logos, websites and various other projects, as well as the design of my own clothing label...

Airbrush

n.
An atomizer using compressed air to spray a liquid, such as paint, on a surface.
The airbrush is a small, highly precise spray gun for applying paint onto paper or other surfaces to create smooth blending effects of two or more colors in a seamless way. Airbrushed images have a floating quality, with softly defined edges between colors, and between foreground and background colors. A well skilled airbrush artist can produce paintings of photographic realism or can simulate almost any painting medium. Painting at this skill level involves supplementary tools, such as masks and friskets, and very careful planning.

Mural

n.
A very large image, such as a painting or enlarged photograph, applied directly to a wall or ceiling.
adj.
01. Of, relating to, or resembling a wall.
02. Painted on or applied to a wall.
A mural is a painting on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface. Murals date to prehistoric times. Of the many techniques, the most well known is probably "fresco".

Trompe l'oeil

01. A style of painting that gives an illusion of photographic reality.
02. A painting or effect created in this style.
Trompe-l'oeil (French for "trick the eye" from tromper - to deceive and l'oeil - the eye); is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist.

Body Painting

Body painting, or sometimes bodypainting, is a form of body art.
Unlike tattoo and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours, or at most (in the case of Mehndi or "henna tattoo") a couple of weeks.

Body painting that is limited to the face is known as face painting.

Body painting is also referred to as (a form of) temporary tattoo; large scale or full-body painting is more commonly referred to as body painting, while smaller or more detailed work is generally referred to as temporary tattoos.

 

Airvolution is a proud member of The World Bodypainting Association!!

Please note: - A deposit of 75% is required before any work commences. Balance is payable before we start at the event.