Dain Yoon believes her body art mirrors the way people experience the world.
“People live in illusions,” says the 24-year-old artist from Seoul, South Korea. “People see everything in their own subjective way.”
Dain Yoon goes by the name designdain on Instagram. She does beautiful body and face illusion paintings. Although the art look’s photo shopped but they are actually real. She creates such a perfect illusion of eyes, lips and face that can make anyone gazing feel dizzy or freaked out.
Since she was young, Dain Yoon, now 23, had a knack for painting. Her talent allowed her to attend the most prestigious arts schools in South Korea: Yewon Arts Secondary, Seoul Arts High School(She also graduated both at the head of her class) and Korean National University of Arts.
Then what is her background behind her decision to call her works, an ‘illusion art’? Straight to the point, Dain Yoon’s sharp observation becomes food for her ‘illusion art’- an artistic means that she has readily adapted. The beginning can be different from the end, in fact- it mostly is than when it is not. (She once gave an interview with a certain media on this matter, as I quote: “The real face reveals itself underneath the hand that hid it, expressing how the first impression of a person does not tell the whole story”)
Yoon’s fascination with the complexity of human beings is what inspires her art works. Her ‘Illusion art’ has rooted from concerns regarding ways to well-express a person’s diversity and multi-facets, and the same goes for her decision to portray sensations arising from the impressions of men. Here, artistic upbringing affected her much into exploration into stage make-up, given that her father is currently working with the department of architecture and her mother is an artist.)
When it comes to inspiration, Dain says there is “nothing grand” about her sources. “Anything, even in a very ordinary life, could be great inspirations with different perspectives.”
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