Tokyo-born artist Hikaru Cho plays with perception in this series, titled It’s Not What It Seems. The artist is using her deft skill with a paintbrush to transform one food into another. Imagine picking up a tiny eggplant and suddenly breaking it like an egg, spilling its yolk all over the floor. That’s the reality she’s creating here.
Exposure of the inner layer alters the viewer’s expected concepts of reality. Through her project, Cho challenges viewers to consider the deeper meaning of all things and to not be quick to judge based on first impressions.
[via my modern met]