Dain Yoon is an artist from South Korea who graduated from Korea National University in February 2017. She creates mind-bending body art with her optical illusion makeup. Everything is real and handcrafted by Yoon—not a work of Photoshop. She makes surreal paintings over her hands, face, and the surrounding environment. They work together to produce portraits that look so life-like.
She said, “After my works got recognition back in May 2016, I knew I wanted to make art, rather than just makeup,”. Yoon stated that she challenges herself to do something new and different with every piece of art. “That’s why I always try different types of illusion paintings rather than one consistent style,” she explained.
The artist thinks of illusion as a wider concept, not always a trick. “I think that anything that seems slightly different from its original form could be an illusion or take you out of the illusion you’re living in,” she explained.
Here are some of these trippy designs!