Pardon our gushing artistic appreciation, but a painter could cover no canvas more singular, nuanced in character, or evocatively intimate than a human body. Even in that superlative medium, Tokyo artist Hikaru Cho has an exemplary detailed hand and boundless imagination for conjuring mind-bending visions from her subjects’ very skins.
Truly, it’s a realm where life doesn’t merely imitate art, but dances with it. After all, one long look at any of these surreal snapshots leaves no doubt that her chosen models are as integral to bringing her images to life through their poses as her paints and brushes themselves are to seamlessly blending her illusions with refined shading and depth. It’s striking, even at a glance, just how easy it is to lose track of where flesh ends and paint begins.
You will believe a man’s spine can be made of books and that a beautifully lithe young woman can pull a shower head through her abdomen. For a heartbeat of time, you will have no doubt that a human being’s back looks perfectly fine with a zipper running down the spine. If you’d like to let your eyes further deceive you, the full collection Hikaru Cho’s bizarre body painting is available to view today at her website.
Source – SoBadSoGood via hikarucho