The Tokyo-based hyper-realist painter Hikaru Cho has created a striking series of body paintings for Amnesty International. Launched today, ahead of International Woman’s Day, the “My Body My Rights” campaign raises awareness for issues like sexual exploitation and harassment through eerily realistic body paintings.
You can watch a time-lapse of all the works being created right here.
Astonishingly, the Tokyo-based artist, who goes by the nickname Choo-san, is just 21 years old. She enrolled in Musashino Art University in 2012 but actively pursued a professional career alongside her studies, creating a popular series of tights, as well as doing commercial work like posters, smartphone apps and character design.
Here is some of her previous work. TO keep up to date with her work you can follow her on twitter or Instagram.