With all these nude and semi-nude selfies on social media featuring the perfect bikini bodies, artist Aleah Chapin thought she would show the world something different.

For her newest exhibition “Body / Being,” Chapin showcases honest nude portraits that explore gender and agings of the body. Inspired by the recent transition of her cousin, Qwill, the artist painted all types of different bodies, including both females and males, to show how similar we all really are in the end. “The whole point of [my current exhibit] is to show that we are all the same in the end, no matter if we are an 84-year-old man or a 30-year-old trans individual," said Chapin. "We all have struggles and experiences of being in a body, and if we could just focus on what we have in common instead of being afraid and judgmental of our differences, I think the world would be a much kinder place.”

More info: Body / Being | Aleah Chapin (h/t: attn)

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Cesi Baca
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4 years ago

The human body is beautiful, but the body paint, lighting and the way she is sitting on the rock are really unflattering.

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Gem Depper
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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Nancy Arnold
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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Lucypwet
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4 years ago

She's like a Van Gogh :)

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

Yep, yep, see that look on her face? I KNOW what that look FEELS LIKE!

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XienderDaGuy
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4 years ago

Is he a guy?

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Master Markus
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4 years ago

Clothed or not, the "crawling through a line of people's legs" thing always struck me as creepy.

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Marcy Shepherd
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4 years ago

Hot

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Master Markus
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4 years ago

Why are they so blue? They look kind of dead!

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

She was a buxom beauty in her youth!

Jenni Parttimaa
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4 years ago

Still is.

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Caz Anachronism
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4 years ago

This person reminds me of the fertility symbols of ancient cultures. Awesome and powerful.

Trudy Verdouw
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4 years ago

she still is a beauty!

Diana Cubow
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4 years ago

This is a beautiful woman

Stacey Weaver
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4 years ago

I bet this woman has some amazing stories to tell.

Tammy Chapman
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4 years ago

Definitely, she looks so wise.

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Destiny Henderson-Rathore
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4 years ago

It's a real look at a real natural body that has aged and that's what age spots thinning skin and gravitational pull does to the body. It's beautifully done. Her body is cloaked in decades of life experiences.

Annette McLeod
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4 years ago

This will be me in 20 years

Tammy Chapman
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4 years ago

Only if you're lucky. : )

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Kamila Kosior
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4 years ago

She is awesome

Homer Hammerhead
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3 years ago

yes she was as I dated her

Jeannie Carle
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4 years ago

She looks like my Mom ---- pre-cancer. Love this

Richard Petch
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4 years ago

I bet she was a bonny lass in her younger days, I bet she had many lads chasing her about.

mother
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4 years ago

She is beautiful!

Aditya Putatunda
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4 years ago

Looks more like a painting though.

Tammy Chapman
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4 years ago

It is a painting.

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Merilyn Horton
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4 years ago

Adding their age would have made these more interesting: as Im heading that way.

Sara Lowe
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4 years ago

That's a great portrait.

Beverley Vas
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4 years ago

Why are they all of women?

Connor Hansen
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3 years ago

There are two men portrayed.

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Beverley Vas
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4 years ago

Why are they all of women?

Cesi Baca
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4 years ago

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Again, the lighting, angle, body paint just why? This photo is terrible. Love the woman's smile and confidence though.

Lena Jade
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4 years ago

It's a painting. Not body paint on a person.

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Ruth Meszaros
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4 years ago

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Something has been done to this woman to make her look ugly, or actually dead! Why the weirdness?

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Stacey Weaver
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4 years ago

She is REALLY enjoying being painted. Lol

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Cin Scott
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4 years ago

I really like this one

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Me
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4 years ago

You are very talented, I really like your work! You show real people and not just same-looking, "ideal" bodies

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Master Markus
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Fuckin' circumcision. I am not used to the look of those penises. He's got a nice body, but I'm not a fan of his hair.

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Elecia Windmeyer
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4 years ago

This is life...

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Merilyn Horton
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4 years ago

Happiness

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Susan Mech
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4 years ago

Andrew wyeth like

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Teija
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4 years ago

Breast cancer?

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Me
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4 years ago

Those paintings look very real

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Mellissa Clancy
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4 years ago

This is me in about ten years. I hope I have this kind of confidence that she exudes.

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Tina Dickey
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4 years ago

Just did not like the blue grey and pink... Colour used in the photos

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Sick Boy
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after those trannies I'm grateful to see a dick, even if it's an old, wrinkly one...

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Luisa Aresu
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4 years ago

we can't carry all the weight in one being.... we need to share out of narcissisms.. are we able?

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Hana Cheaib
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4 years ago

Lovr

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arita52
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4 years ago

finally, my TRIBE! : )

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So Klesen
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4 years ago

Those group paintings are impressive! ❤️

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Wendy J Shores
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4 years ago

Sisters of the heart...

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Alexander Flanagan
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4 years ago

Would love you to do a life size painting of me! Is there a way to have this done? My email is ajfjrbjb@yahoo.com

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Susan Mech
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4 years ago

Love love love this one

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Sara Hensley
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4 years ago

My only question is...why do most of these pictures reflect women? Why are we, as a society, so scared to present men the same amount as women in posts and stories such as this?

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