Imagine biting an eggplant only to find raw egg running through your mouth. Hikaru Cho, a talented artist from Japan, made such a weird experience possible through her latest artwork of painted foods.
Cho is exceptionally skillful with acrylic paints as she demonstrated in her latest series of artwork called “It’s not what it seems” in which she painted different foods as completely other food items. Although this concept may sound bizarre, the results are extraordinary as you will see below.
Using only acrylic paint, Cho is able to disguise a banana as a cucumber, a tomato as a tangerine, and an egg as an eggplant. It is almost impossible to tell what each coating of paint hides underneath without seeing the before-after pictures.
Cho’s artwork is not only playful but also well-done. Her usage of acrylic paint is convincing and hyper-realistic, which makes everything more amusing when the food is cracked, chopped, sliced or peeled to reveal its original identity.
This series of artwork is amongst Cho’s “tamer” works as she has used the same skills with acrylic paint to alter body parts and human faces by adding zippers, extra mouths and eyes. She became quite well-known for her amazing hyper-realistic body paintings.
Considering her talent, it is difficult to believe that she will turn only 21 in a few weeks. She has already done work for a number of Japanese brands. Her work is certainly worth checking out.
Painted Foods Disguised As Other Food Items
This cucumber is in fact a banana.
Slice this tangerine in half and you will find it is actually a tomato.
And this eggplant worthy for ratatouille is in reality an egg.