Illusion is the act of deceiving one’s perception of truth or what’s real. It is often used by magicians to astound their audience.
Today, illusionary tactics are not limited to the mystical world of magic. It can now be applied to art. From tattoos that look life-like, structures that defy physics, and even make-up. Yes, you heard me right: make-up.
While swimming through Tumblr, I saw Monos. A Japanese Tumblr blog that features amazing body art created by a Japanese art student Choo-San. It’s somewhat creepy at first because the illusions are so realistic.
To create eerie and ridiculously realistic body art, Choo-san uses only acrylic paint and a lot of imagination. She discovered her talent while studying for university admission exams. During that time, when she needs to take a break from her studies, she would doodle eyes on her hands. Yes, all artists have cute beginnings. Soon, her skills got sharper and all her art started to seem more real. She created a portfolio filled with painted body art modifications. Hands with mouths, battery packs on limbs, zippers on skin, and extra sets of eyes and ears on cheeks.
Prepare to be astounded and left amazed at how make-up can trick your eyes. Here are some examples of this artist’s illusionary make-up art.
Aj Aviado is a Painter and Musician. He started life as an artist when he was 3 years old and started doodling on walls with both his left and right hand. Everything around him is a potential piece of art. From bubble gum stuck to the carpet, to little spores of fungi growing on the windows.
He created Design Spirals to showcase art and everything related to it.