Illusion Artist Dain Yoon Uses Her Body as a Canvas
To see more of Dain’s art, follow @designdain on Instagram.
Dain Yoon (@designdain) believes her body art mirrors the way people experience the world. “People live in illusions,” says the 24-year-old artist from Seoul, South Korea. “People see everything in their own subjective way. For example, when people see the sky, they think the sky is just blue. But actually, the color of the sky is composed of so many colors. My illusions distort reality and perception.” Dain describes her elaborate makeup as a form of painting, and she’s been using her body as a canvas for the past three years.
I’m in DC at NPR HQ this week fill-in hosting All Things Considered. But before I came home to DC, we did some extra reporting in South Korea and Japan. Here’s a look at the latest salvo in the ongoing tussle between the two countries, over history issues.