optical illusions painted on hands, faces and fruits by chooo-san, 2012
all images via the artist and rocketnews25
japanese artist and university student chooo-san creates eerie photoshop-like optical illusions painted upon her her hands and face. rather than photographing
herself to then manipulate each image into monstrous visualizations of her form in digital post-production, the artist’s portfolio is developed entirely from
her experimentation with hyper-realistic body painting.
chooo-san first realized her aptitude for drawing on skin medium during a gap year in university while studying for admission exams. when it came time for
the artist to have a few moments away from poring over her books, she would regularly sketch eyes upon the backs of her hands. as she has refined her
process over time, her body of work is now penned with acrylic paint, allowing this material to cover her sections of her own skin with strange optical illusions.
chooo-san has now created a portfolio consisting of painted pieces portraying bizarre mutations including additional eyes, a sketched battery pack upon her arm,
or displaced lips decorating her cheek to bring to her preferred canvas strange and detailed scribbles which play with the viewer’s sense of reality.
chooo-san has painted two small batteries in a recessed space upon her wrist, photographing the small piece with a true battery cover, as if she herself is about to remove her own power source
an extra pair of lips have made their way onto the artist’s cheek
a painted zipper first is pictured in a closed position and later partially undone to reveal only black space
a small face has been painted on the the back of the artist’s hand
painted just below chooo-san’s eyes rests a new pair of painted peepers
the addition of extra eyes with a lengthened mouth inform the artist’s eerie profile
an eye and control panel decorate the artist’s hand
via oddity central