Skin Wars: Fresh Paint

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (36)

Skin Wars: Fresh Paint is a reality TV competition show that premiered on the Game Show Network in June 2015. The show is hosted by RuPaul's Drag Race alumni, RuPaul Charles, and features a total of twelve contestants competing in a series of body painting challenges.

The contestants are a mix of experienced and up-and-coming artists from different parts of the US. They must use their creative skills to transform ordinary people into living works of art, while showcasing their unique design aesthetic and artistic vision. Each episode features a new set of challenges that test the contestants' ability to work within a theme, adhere to strict time constraints, and work with different models, body shapes, and skin types.

Jordan Arentz, Dutch Bihary, and Emma Cammack are the three judges on the show. Jordan Arentz is a renowned body painter who has won many awards for his work. Dutch Bihary is the co-founder of the World Bodypainting Festival and a respected body painter himself. Emma Cammack is a professional makeup artist and body painter who has worked on numerous films and TV shows.

The contestants are divided into two teams, each led by a team captain. In each episode, the teams compete in a series of challenges that are designed to test their skills and creativity. The challenges range from creating body art that incorporates nature elements or animal prints, to incorporating different types of metals and textures into their designs.

Aside from the challenges, the show also features a number of twists, such as surprise guest judges, elimination challenges or immunity challenges. At the end of each episode, one person is eliminated from the competition, and the final artist standing is awarded a cash prize of $10,000 and the title of "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" champion.

What sets Skin Wars: Fresh Paint apart from other competition shows is the level of skill and creativity required from the contestants. Body painting is a niche art form that requires a unique set of skills, blending technical ability, creativity, and vision. The show showcases the versatility of the medium, and pushes the artists to think outside of the box and create something truly memorable.

The show is also notable for its positive and uplifting tone, with a strong focus on the artists' personal stories and the positive impact that art can have on people's lives. Many of the contestants speak about how body painting has helped them overcome personal struggles, build self-confidence, and connect with others. The show highlights the transformative power of art, and the importance of creativity in our lives.

Overall, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint is an entertaining and engaging reality competition show that showcases an art form that is still undiscovered by many. It combines artistic skill, creativity, and personal storytelling to create a unique viewing experience. The strong focus on positivity and empowerment makes it a refreshing change from other shows in the genre, and the diverse range of contestants ensures that everyone will find someone to root for.

Skin Wars: Fresh Paint is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on June 18, 2016.

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Episode 9
9. Episode 9
December 17, 2018
A fresh slate of talented artists depict their past, present and future selves in a final round of intense competition. But who's up to the challenge?
Around the World
8. Around the World
August 3, 2016
Artists from different genres, including tattoo and pop art, compete in body painting for the first time; with the help of Skin Wars all-stars they must create art that depicts their individual heritage as well as iconic city landmarks.
Inner Nerd
7. Inner Nerd
July 27, 2016
Artists from different genres, including chalk art and special FX, compete in body painting for the first time; with the help of their Skin Wars mentors they must create fictional characters for an alien landscape. Mentors include Dutch.
Under the Influence
6. Under the Influence
July 20, 2016
Artists from different genres, including portraiture and 3-D art, compete in body painting for the first time; with the help of Skin Wars mentors Natalie and Gear, they must paint their naked models to represent different art styles.
Time Traveler
5. Time Traveler
July 13, 2016
Artists from different genres, including tattoo art and animation, compete in body painting for the first time with the help of Skin Wars veterans. The new artists are tasked with creating paintings from different stages of their lives.
Break the Internet
4. Break the Internet
July 6, 2016
The three "Skin Wars" champions return to compete against one another as mentors, teaching artists from other genres to body paint for the first time. Their challenge: tell personal stories through personalized emojis.
3. Street
July 2, 2016
Six street and graffiti artists compete in a challenge to portray one of the seven deadly sins and version off a zombie on their naked models.
2. Favorites
June 25, 2016
The artists re-imagine their favorites things on their models with mentor Avi, Rio and Dutch.
Skin Warriors
1. Skin Warriors
June 18, 2016
Artists specializing in many areas including food art and illustration compete in body painting for the first time.
Where to Watch Skin Wars: Fresh Paint
Skin Wars: Fresh Paint is available for streaming on the Game Show Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Skin Wars: Fresh Paint on demand at Netflix, Hulu and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 18, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (36)