Japanese Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Chooo-San is a Japanese illusionist who has created countless mind-bending illusions on the body. She transforms your skin in incredible ways—all without digital manipulation into something that will blow the minds of those who are looking. What say you?


To create those awesome illusions, Chooo-San uses acrylic paints and a realistic approach which allow her to turn the subjects into dolls, animal/human hybrids, and even some cyborgs that are coming apart at the seams.


Each work is really awe-inspiring in its attention to detail, not to mention fascinatingly surreal as the skin is apparently stretched and molded. Since the influx use of digital technology in creating art work, now that Chooo-San is able to create stunning analog optical illusion without the help of technology, she opens the window of the art world that analog piece should receive higher appreciation than that of a digital artwork.


As She told Daily Mail, “I guess I was a little sick of everyone making pictures with their computers and wanted to see how far I can go without those technologies such as Photoshop.”