Artist Chooo-San creates mind-bending illusions on the body to transform ordinary people in incredible ways—all without digital manipulation. Using acrylic paints and a realistic approach, the Japanese creative fashions her subjects into cyborgs, animal/human hybrids, and dolls that are coming apart at the seams. Each is awe-inspiring in its attention to detail and intriguingly surreal as the skin is seemingly stretched and molded.
Chooo-San’s analog creations are a response to the overuse of technology in artwork. “I guess I was a little sick of everyone making pictures with their computers,” she told Daily Mail, “and wanted to see how far I can go without those technologies such as Photoshop.”
Since beginning this type of painting in 2012, we’ve watched Chooo-San’s illusions grow even more refined and sophisticated. Check out the pieces that first made us fall in love, here.