The Illusion Artist Dain Yoon Creates Mind-Blowing Looks
There are no limits between the real and the surreal for the South Korean artist Dain Yoon. The 22-year-old makeup artist calls herself a visual illusion artist and is a graduate of the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul. Dain has been in love with art ever since she can remember. There are many makeup artists that create wonders, but she is definitely something else. Dain discovered her talents at a very early age and since then she was trying to find what her real passion is. Once she figured how good she is in the realistic painting she decided to share her talents with the world.
‘The interesting point of my artwork is that people can find something new and tricky when they look into my artwork over and over. So this is the reason why I called my art as illusion art.’
The insanely creative Yoon created her Instagram account only a few months ago and her followers keep growing rapidly every single day. No wonder, cause what she creates is a real piece of art. Dain uses her face and body to create mind-blowing illusion drawings. She loves to study people and their impressions, so that is how she got the whole idea for her artwork. She is becoming more popular, especially in her country.
“I have discovered that different people resonate different first impressions and those change as I study them. In the same way that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I realized that what I see on the surface doesn’t cover every perspective.”- she tells Daily Mail.
Dain was always fascinated by the way people change their expressions so she wanted to present them in a three-dimensional way. She only uses her hands to create the looks, and she has never used Photoshop so far. So everything you see comes from her creative mind and magic hands. Her masterpieces look so real that they might even scare you. She finds her inspiration in the everyday life, and sometimes in movies.
Yoon usually uses watercolors, body paints, and makeup, and each look takes almost 12 hours to make. In addition to the pictures, she often posts videos that show parts of the process. Dain puts special attention to the details. She spends long hours in front of the mirror making sure every single detail and the entire tridimensional painting are perfect. But since all this has to be filmed, she has to make sure that it also looks good on camera too. Dain is transferring her three-dimensional work into two-dimensional pictures and she is doing an awesome job.
One thing that Yoon really enjoys painting are the eyes, which she considers a pathway to the soul.
“There are people with visions that live without looking forward to something. And there are people without vision that live looking forward to something. So I wanted to express the ‘act of seeing’ through my artworks. So I ended up painting lots of realistic illusionary eyes.”- she says in her interview for Allure.
Besides the eyes, you can see Dain in many other perspectives and looks. In every single piece of her face and body paintings, you can’t set straight limits between what is real and what is an illusion. You can see Yoon with multiple eyes, hands, mouths, you can see her face as a part of the sky, kissing herself or being a teapot. Her work is so mesmerizing and so out-of-this-world it might even make you dizzy. The only time you can notice the differences is when she moves.
Her main goal is to show people something new, exciting and something that no one has ever done before. She definitely is on the right track. Dain already has 130k followers on her Instagram profile. If you want to enjoy her incredible work you can find her by the name @designdain.
Photo Courtesy: @designdain/Instagram