When you’re an artist, everything is a canvas. Don’t believe me?

Meet Dain Yoon, a South Korean classically trained painter who uses her own body as a canvas. You might remember us covering her extraordinarily intricate art that makes people look twice at it to fully understand that there’s a face or entire body hiding behind it.

Since then, Yoon’s been hard at work, so here’s a handful of her new art pieces, neatly packed and presented in a curated list below.

And while you’re down there, why not give your favorite ones an upvote and leave a comment on what you thought about them!

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Willem Hunse
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1 year ago

This one is my favorite

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#derpy_icecream
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1 year ago

Whoa

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

when you're trina take a selfie but you forgot to wait for lag to catch up

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Dain Yoon is a South Korean artist who works with a bit of an unorthodox canvas—the human body. Most of the time it’s her own, but sometimes it’s someone else’s.

Regardless, besides the interesting choice of canvas, she’s also versed in all things illusions. Much of her work involves hiding the face so well that people often end up trying to figure out what they are seeing in the first place.

Yoon has always enjoyed painting, it was something that she felt best at, which landed her in some of the most prestigious art schools in South Korea. Everything from scenography to theatrical design to special effects makeup—she did it all, and continues surprising her numerous fans across her social media.

And no, this ain't photoshop.

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Theater Kid
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1 year ago

Oh my gosh. So pretty. This one's my favorite.

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Theater Kid
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't even tell where her real facial features are. Amazing artistic skills.

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POLARBEARLUVER
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1 year ago

simple but cool

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“My everyday experiences and point of view of our world is what inspires my illusion series,” Yoon explained the inspiration behind her mesmerizing illusionary art.

“I think the reason my work sparks the reactions it does is because I make sure my work is inspired by true feeling, and I am happy that people are there to receive and be affected by them. I am a very sensitive person and my emotions have always been the source of my inspiration. And painting is the language I express myself in, in the same way as a musician uses music to communicate their emotions.”

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POLARBEARLUVER
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1 year ago

0-o wow

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POLARBEARLUVER
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1 year ago

nice!😊

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_*U~e~$~l~e~$~$*_
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1 year ago

Tile style

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POLARBEARLUVER
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1 year ago

oooh

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Yoon continued: “I get inspired by my feelings, both emotional and physical. Since both of my parents worked day jobs, I had a lot of time to think on my own when I was young. Although everyone feels emotions, I was overly sensitive, to an abnormal extent. So when I started painting from a young age, back when I used to paint on canvases and paper, the subject matter of my work was almost always about people and emotions.”

“I always try to be a better artist than the one I was yesterday. It inspires me to keep my focus on further developing my art.”

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Mark Berry
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1 year ago

She looks kind of like somebody that I used to know.

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Lotus Flower
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1 year ago

Her blending technique is truly seamless.

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lily s weakland
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1 year ago

lovley

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Tessa Merkley
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1 year ago

it looks like your head came out of the wall

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POLARBEARLUVER
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1 year ago

0_o woah

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As you might have guessed, Yoon’s art is every bit challenging, but it is by no means a bad thing as it’s exactly what drives her to be the best she can be.

“Every art piece has definitely been a challenge. I actually like the word 'challenge’ a lot, I always try to do new things, and never remain stagnant. I really work hard and I think my life and career have developed a lot because of it. As time went on, my perspective on art has grown, and it led me to do things on a bigger scale, and different types of mediums as well. And I definitely look forward to many more opportunities to come.”

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

me: oh look a license plate! license plate: *opens eyes* me: oh hell no

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Lotus Flower
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1 year ago

When you’re trying to figure out the anatomy of the artist within the painting... you know it’s good.

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Rowan_boi
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1 year ago

Am I the only one who sees a metaphor here? Like society is the box and shes reaching out of ot but society still has a grip on her due to the shoelace- or am I just being weird

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Neonx
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1 year ago

you could say she has a... gift

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Rowan_boi
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1 year ago

Trippy

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Believe it or not, there have been times when Yoon would go out wearing one of her illusions. Like, people could see it. So, we asked her how people reacted and she had this to say:

“It was very different depending on the cities and countries. The first time was in Seoul, I remember the majority of people were scared of me,” laughed Yoon. “The warmest welcome and recognition was in New York, though!”

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Rowan_boi
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1 year ago

Vroom

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Rowan_boi
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1 year ago

When you scroll down far into someones feed-

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Rowan_boi
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1 year ago

Woah-

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Nina
Community Member
1 year ago

This is cool and all, but Who in there right mind would put makeup in there mouth willingly?!?

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NAS
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2 months ago

I have so many favorites on this post, as an artist I love this one most!

So, we’ve pushed Yoon into a corner and asked her to choose one favorite design from the myriad of pieces that she has done over the years:

“Most of my works have received lots of coverage around the world. But, if I had to pick one, I would say my ‘Hair Nails’ because it brought me on the Ellen Show.”

“Also, I would say my art performance at Seoul Art Center. This performance was an extended version of my illusion body paintings. I wanted to do my own performance for a long time and when I had the chance, I went for it.”

“I composed my own team. Brought in a choreographer, composer, cinematographer, designer, and 12 performers, including myself. It was a great, new challenge.”

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
1 year ago

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence? Bad Boys?

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

She's beautiful and obviously talented. The way she plays with form, light, shadow, and depth is amazing. This is a tribute to Piero Manzoni, a shock artist who did outsider art meant to highlight the commercialization of modern art and the influence of money vs. what the artist wants to create.

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Rowan_boi
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1 year ago

That creeps me out ngl

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Tessa Merkley
Community Member
1 year ago

your lashes look like feathers cool

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jager700
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1 year ago (edited)

The guy on the right: 0_0 ohgodwhathaveidone

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Yoon has a vast presence on the internet, so you can check out all of her work on her website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where she has over 615,000 followers. She also has her own YouTube channel, where she posts everything from ‘the making of’ videos to all of her performances, so be sure to check it out as well.

But before you go, why not let us know your thoughts on Yoon’s unique art in the comment section below!

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