Airvolution is a creative agency, creating detailed airbrushed artworks on almost any surface, focusing on body art for events, trade shows and activation’s.
Based in Pretoria, we provide creative solutions to clients all over South Africa as well as to a few select international clients, creating meaningful artworks that grab attention.
We have worked on major projects for concerts including Nelson Mandela’s 46664, Robbie Williams, MTV-Base, Miss World, airbrushed and graffiti murals, body painting for events, exhibitions and fine art canvases.
Our artists are leaders in Trompe L’oeil, faux finishes and realistic artworks.
The owner of Airvolution Studios – Charl Bubb has been airbrushing for over 19 yrs and has extensive experience as an airbrush body painter. He has been featured in magazines, newspapers and websites and his portfolio speaks for itself. He is the only body painter in South Africa that is registered with The World Body-Paint Association.
As body-painting took off in South Africa we decided to launch a separate website dedicated entirely to body-painting – www.bodypaint.co.za
What We Do
Airbrush art, airbrush equipment, airbrush classes, body paint, graphic + web design, mural / graffiti painting.
How We Do it
Using Iwata airbrushes and spray guns, we have 20 years of experience in painting murals, stage sets, body art and more…We are currently expanding into web development (WordPress).
What We Sell
We are an official distributor of Iwata airbrushes, compressors and equipment. Iwata airbrushes set the standard by which all other airbrushes are measured. See our online shop here.
Airbrush courses are now available at our workshop catering for beginner students.
Click here to book a class.
Our friendly staff can provide you with personal assistance and advice on all your requirements.
More About Us:
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.
A very large image, such as a painting or enlarged photograph, applied directly to a wall or ceiling.
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”.
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, or sometimes body-painting, 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. We do not paint using Henna but rather use temporary tattoo ink as it sits on top of the skin and doesn’t react with the skin.
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.
Our Client List Includes:
African Chapter | Ama-gi’s (UK) | Birdlife | BLAC eyewear | Camel (JTI) | Channel O | Caprice (CT) | Carbon Cosmetics (Oscar Pistorious) | Cassper Nyovest | Echo PR | Edcon/ Edgars | Guinjata Resort | G4 TV (USA) | Hair By Kelly | Headboys | FHM Magazine | FIFA 2010 | FROG Productions | Jet Stores | Kahlua | JET BLACK Nightclub (UK) | King James Advertising | Latinova Nightclub | LaFarge | Lenovo (IBM) | L’Oreal | Mecer (Win 7 launch) | M-TV | Moloko Nightclub | MTN | NEO Group of Companies | Nedbank | ONYX Nightclub | Pro Act Solutions | Photo & Film Expo | rAge Expo | Red Square | SAB-MILLER | Scubapro | Silverstar Casino | Sexpo | Sharklife | Silversands Casino | Southern Comfort | Sunday Times | Standard Bank | Studio Space Pictures | TABOO Nightclub | Tings ‘n Times | Vodacom Durban July | Wetstuff Scuba | ZOO Magazine | ZOUK Nightclub
Where We Are
Due to the fact that we are always on site we do not have a physical shop anymore. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact us via email and we will get back to you as soon as humanly possible.
Office / enquiry hours (When we check emails and generate quotes):
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Painting hours (When we are at your event painting):
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday – 10:00 – 21:00
Sunday – 10:00 – 13:00 (2 x rates on Sundays)
Meetings by appointment only (We prefer Skype meetings if possible)
A call-out fee will be charged for on site/office meetings outside of Pretoria.
We are based in Pretoria but work all over SA. Even the World.