Kwon and Takamatsu achieve this effect in strikingly different ways: Takamatsu, with his fascination with digital depth mapping, paints doll-like characters that appear at once holographic and ghostly. Meanwhile, Kwon’s approach comes closer to realism. The fair-skinned beauties in her paintings harbor painful secrets given away by their teary eyes and wary expressions. In focusing on characters that appear inhumanly flawless at a first glance, both artists reflect upon the darker elements of the human mind. Take a look at some of their artworks, images courtesy of Dorothy Circus Gallery, below.