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March 8, 2020

Dain Yoon, Illusion Artist

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From the New York Post:

"Illusion artist" Dain Yoon, 26, received traditional training at art school in her native Seoul, Korea, but prefers a more unique canvas than students generally study: her own face.

The painter, who now lives in Los Angeles, Calif., is able to functionally transform herself with makeup and other materials.

The result is mind-boggling, and it is often difficult to find Yoon's actual face within the art she has created on top of it.

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She becomes a Cubist portrait, the other half of a doll,and a multiplied version of herself.

She posts photos of her surreal finished work on Instagram, where she's amassed over 623,000 followers.

"When I am creating my 'look,' I always try to capture everything inside the frame, not just the painting," she says. "I try to curate everything, not only the body parts being painted but also the background, the atmosphere, the movement of body, objects, lighting, every single detail."

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Despite using her physical form, Yoon does not identify as a makeup artist, but rather as an illusion artist.

"I am a classically trained artist who just happens to use herself as her canvas," she says.

She uses a much wider range of materials than just makeup — although she still stays away from anything that may harm her hair or skin.

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She learned that lesson the hard way following an incident when she needed to cut off some of her hair after glue-gunning it.

March 8, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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