At first they appear to simply be gigantic swooping shapes painted across buildings around the world… but find the correct focal point and they pop into astounding geometric forms. Swiss artist Felice Varini has been creating these massive pieces since 1979; starting small with room based installations, but later growing to pieces that cover entire villages and require a hike up a mountain to properly appreciate. His anamorphic paintings have impressed a generation of creatives, and continue to be emulated to this day. [Read more...]
It’s hard not to be confused by this new piece by Daniella Mooney. Seemingly a wood parquet floor climbs up over a wooden chair, changing into a thick, flowing rug. Even on second glance the illusion is hard to shake. This is the work of a master woodworker. [Read more...]
Our last optical illusions post was liked by many of our readers, so we have posted another one with images of strange scenarios caught at just the right moment or in just the right place. Featured here are some images by a wide selection of creative photographers that utilize nature, animals, plants and even time itself. [Read more...]
Gregory Scott does more than paint self-portraits – he literally merges with the images he creates. Using his combined skills in painting and photography, he makes large canvases and then suspends them before reality – often with surprising results. Sometimes Scott’s images are funny, other times completely bizarre, and sometimes they are sweetly poignant. Partly helped by his mostly black and white format, many of his images are confusing to interpret at first glance, often revealing clever tricks of perspective only on closer inspection. [Read more...]
Our view of life is often all about our perspective. Whether that is dealing with people around us, the often unexpected situations we encounter in our day to day life, or simply the way we observe our surroundings. London-based photographer Alexander Kent knows this well, using unusual perspectives and visual illusions to create work which makes us look twice and more closely analyze what we see. [Read more...]
Anamorphic drawings are distorted pictures requiring the viewer to use a special, often reflective device to reconstitute the image. István Orosz is a Hungarian illustrator and a master of the technique, hand drawing his images where every straight line is a complex curve. Taking the technique as far as he could, his images contain hidden anamorphic images inside an incredibly complex picture viewable with the naked eye.