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08 / 26 / 2016
A Makeup Magician Masters the Surrealist Selfie

“Kissing Myself” via @designdain Optical illusions were one of my favorite grade school diversions (remember those Magic Eye posters from the ‘90s?), so “illusion artist” Dain Yoon ’s Instagram account has me mesmerized. The South Korean selfie magician fills her feed with surreal face and body painting images that look like Pablo Picasso […] Read […]

08 / 24 / 2016
[Herald Interview] Body painter Emma Hack creates illusion in camouflage body art

Australian artist Emma Hack paints on a model’s body until it perfectly aligns with the intricate, colorful patterns of the wallpaper behind the model. In other work, she perfectly adjusts the contours of her models to match the detailed patterns of flowers and animals. Ms. Hack is the queen of camouflage body painting […] Read […]

08 / 22 / 2016
Makeup Artist Transformed Herself Into A Peacock And You Can’t Even Contour

If you have a steady hand and an Instagram , there’s no reason not to let your budding inner artist out — no matter what your day job is. Take, for example, a hairstylist named Dre. She’s been using platforms like Reddit and Instagram to show off her awesome body painting work[…] Read more Makeup […]

08 / 20 / 2016
The Man, The Myth, The Canvas

Universal Gravitation Katherine Airs ’ canvas is 5-foot-10 and weighs 145 pounds. She’s a painter who uses one particular human being as her body-painting canvas. A guy named Michael. She transforms his fair skin with acrylic paints and photographs him in his birthday suit. On Saturday, August 11, her […] Read more The Man, The […]

08 / 15 / 2016
Vault magazine has cover art censored with yellow dots covering nipples

Censored Vault cover: The original art work is by Lisa Yuskavage and is titled Brood. Photo: Vault The cover of Australian art magazine Vault , which features a painting of a naked pregnant woman, has been censored for newsagencies, raising questions about perceptions of the female body. The painting, […] Read more Vault magazine has […]