Hyperrealistic Japanese painter Hikaru Cho has been continuing her investigation into transforming and disguising common foods as other food. But she’s recently taken her talent and pointed to another subject: the everyday dude.
Armed with her transformative paintbrush, Cho paints muscles over fat, chiseled cheek bones over puffy cheeks and deep blue eyes over eyelids. Just like the geisha of the 18th century, the theatrical masks act as a sort of armor interposed between the body and the world, albeit with a twist of self-deprecating humor.
These images are courtesy omocoro, who invited Hikaru Cho to their office to have her work her magic on one of their own guys.