The Daily Mail
is a 19-year-old first year student at the Musashino Art University
in Tokyo, Japan, who first came to attention in June when she did some illusionary body modification and makeup art in which she painted bizarrely seeming extra body parts on live human subjects.
is back with these new exhibits of her work in which she paints zippers on bare backs, buttons on bellies, shoe lace on a foot, a power plug on a back, a light switch on a neck, and battery compartment on an arm. The images are so realistic that one still needs reassurance that these are not Photoshopped images.
notes she indulges in some humor, painting tightly fastened buttons on lean torso and buttons bursting at the seams on a heavier torso.
According to Laughing Squid
, Chooo-San says she uses no digital editing or enhancement. Her makeup art is created using only acrylic paints and her personal art skills. The Daily Mail
reports she says: "My works are all done with acrylic paints. They are all painted on skin directly and I don't use computers or anything to change the picture afterwards."
Chooo-san says she discovered her talent while doodling on the back of her own hand during classes and other moments when boredom sets in. The interest developed further when she found volunteers who allowed her to paint on their bodies sometimes disturbing distortions of the natural human morphology.