Apr 072013


Let me take you to Japan to meet Choo-San , a first year student at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.  In the summer of 2012, she received  attention in June when she painted msplaced mouths, extra eyes and eerie robotic extras to the human body.For her second series of ATT00002work, she painted life like zips, buttons and shoes laces to skin of her willing friends to give the illusion they are bursting at the seams.


With zips, power plugs, laces and buttons adorning their bodies, these young models look like something out of a travelling freak show.

But they are in fact the latest walking exhibits of Japanese artist Chooo-San‘s incredible illusionary makeup art.

Bored with digitally enhanced pictures, the 19-year-old student decided to see how far she could push her limits without technology – with impressive results.

Choo-san uses no digital-editing, the bizarre body-modifications are painstakingly applied using just paint, and they no doubt give passers-by a fright.

Chooo-San discovered her talent after doodling eyes on the back of her own hand during breaks from studying for university admission exams.ATT00001

But it soon evolved to painting on other people and creating creepy effects such as adding multiple facial and robotic-style features.

he has also painted a power plug on someone’s back, a light switch on a neck, a digital display on a hand and a battery compartment on an arm.

Chooo-San explained that she didn’t have a reason for doing those pictures. But she was a little sick of everyone making pictures with their computers and wanted to see how far she could go without those technologies such as Photoshop. Her works are all done with acrylic paints. They are all painted on skin directly and she doesn’t use computers or anything to change the picture afterwards.’

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