Jeampiere Dinamarca Poque is a 29-year-old artist from Santiago de Chile who puts his artistic skills to seriously creepy but cool use creating incredible body art that looks like the subject is tearing her body apart.
He uses detailed body-painting techniques to create the optical illusions, matching the background to white paint used on the body to make it look like sections are missing and flesh is being ripped.
There’s also some clever photography tricks involved.
He says: ‘Photography is also integral to making this idea work, getting the angles of the shots right makes the art work come alive.’
Jeampiere does seem to focus his work mostly on topless women, which might account in some small part for its online popularity, but it’s mostly the mind-bending visuals that have got people talking.
He says the idea of the splitting body came to him on the spur of the moment while he was working in his studio, explaining that doesn’t really plan out his work. He just starts painting and sees where it goes.
‘The relationship of the painted body with the environment, or the use of the environment for the creation is amazing.’