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Colombian Makeup Artist Creates Mind-Boggling Optical Illusions

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Esther Aular, a talented makeup artist from Bogota, Colombia, has been attracting a lot of attention on social media because of her impressive optical illusions. Continue reading »

Artist Uses Right Hand to Turn Her Left hand Into Optical Illusions

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Israeli artist Vika Bren paints her left hand to create various optical illusions that capture the viewer’s imagination when placed against a dark background. Continue reading »

Ukrainian Artist Paints an Impressive Series of Patriotic Art Works

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Oleg Shupliak is a Ukrainian artist living in Berezhany. Continue reading »

Life in a Notebook: This Prague-Based Artist Draws Interactive Illustrations Using Everyday Objects

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Prague-based artist Kristián Mensa (previously featured) is living proof that talent and creativity can manifest pretty much everywhere if you take your time to look really look for it. Mensa’s work usually has real-life objects used as part of his illustrations: he integrates a seemingly out-of-place item and draws on top of it, creating eye-catching artwork. Continue reading »

Self-Taught Artist Draws the Most Amazing Optical Illusions

Aria, a 25-year-old self-taught artist from Japan, specializes in 3D color pencil drawings that look ready to jump off of the sheet of paper they are drawn on. Continue reading »

Optical Illusions and Graffiti Murals by Shozy

Born in Moscow in 1989, Russian artist Shozy now enjoys an international reputation for his expertise in 3D paintings technique. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Very Detailed Scary Images And The More You Look, The More Frightening They Become

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Grab your magnifying glasses, detectives, because boy do we have a case for you. Four of them, to be exact.

Jeff Lee Johnson grew up in rural Minnesota, in a house filled with books by authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs, Kenneth Robeson, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clark. Since his mom would draw and paint, she provided him with an endless supply of materials, tools, and patient instructions so that he could portray his imagination, fueled by their stories. Continue reading »

Realistic 3D Drawings By This Japanese Artist Look Like Optical Illusions

As of recently, people on the internet have laid their eyes on yet another artist. This time we’d like for you to see the works of an 18-year-old Japanese artist named Keito (慧人). Continue reading »

The Impressive Surreal Body-Painted Illusions of Hikaru Cho

Hikaru Cho is a Tokyo-based body painter who specializes in surreal body art created using a combination of body paint and makeup. Continue reading »

Talented Street Artist Bends Reality With His Three-Dimensional Illusions

Carlos Alberto GH, a Mexican artist based in Guadalajara, specializes in anamorphic street art representing all sorts of surrealistic scenes that come to life when seen from just the right angle. Continue reading »

Good Enough to Eat! Artist Turns Body Parts Into Food Items that You’d Never Guess Aren’t Real

You’d be forgiven for wanting to take a bit out of these mouth-watering food snaps – until you realise they’re actually painted body parts. From a shin that looks just like a peeled banana to a cheese board painted on the artist’s face, these gastronomic delights really are too good to eat. Continue reading »

Woman Spends Up to 11 Hours Turning Herself Into the Most Stunning Optical Illusions

Hannah Grace, a creative mother-of-one from the UK, has been doing makeup illusions for only a couple of years, but she is already one of the most talented artists in the business. Continue reading »

Artist Alexa Meade Turns People Into 2D Illusion Art

Alexa Meade (previously) is an American artist best known for her portraits painted directly onto the human body and inanimate objects in a way that collapses depth and makes her models appear two-dimensional when photographed. Continue reading »

Artist Uses Layers Of Paint And Digital Art To Create Mesmerizing Paintings

Golsa Golchini is an Iranian artist who combines layers of paints with digital art to create miniature worlds. Using acrylic paint, the Milan-based artist paints 3D waves and slopes, whilst the tiny figures are done digitally and added to the abstract landscapes via ink transfers and applied by hand. Continue reading »

Professional German Artist Creates Incredible 3D Drawings On Simple Flat Surfaces

Stefan Pabst is a professional artist that lives in Germany. He wants to inspire people through his art and videos while showing the magic of painting. The German artist makes portraits come to life, jump out from the paper. On his YouTube channel, he creates helpful tutorials that explain how he creates his pieces and shows you that you can do it too. Continue reading »

This Master Of Art Installation And Illusions Creates Rooms That Will Make You Think The Walls Are Waving At You

With his hypnotic room installations, renowned Austrian artist Peter Kogler transforms ordinary spaces and molds architecture into surreal environments for spectators. Influenced by American minimalism, Kogler’s lines are often reduced to black on white for maximum contrast and impact. Continue reading »

Dimensions Blur In Aakash Nihalani’s Minimalist Optical Illusions

Aakash Nihalani is known for his illusionist interventions that push the boundaries between two and three dimensions. Though he started off using using tape to form ephemeral installations, in the last few years Nihalani has moved into more permanent territory, working with wood and metal to form free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures. Continue reading »

This Makeup Artist Turns His Face Into 3D Optical Illusions

Luca Luce is a talented makeup artist who uses his expert skills to turn his own head into mind-boggling 3D optical illusions. Continue reading »

Ukrainian Artist Oleg Shuplyak Hidden Figure Paintings Are Breathtaking Optical Illusions

Ukranian architect Oleg Shuplyak designs buildings for a living, but MrOlik, his pseudonym, creates paintings that are a world of their own.

With an architect’s eye for detail and structure, Shuplyak’s paintings are also highly inventive optical illusions that double as portraits of other artists and historical figures. His primary technique, which he’s been refining since 1992, masks portraits within larger depictions of figures and landscapes. What looks like a woman seated in front of a table with a white tablecloth up close can also be seen as a portrait of Salvador Dali from afar. Continue reading »

“Immersive Illusions”: Dazzling Photographic Art Installations By Chris Engman

If you’ve ever been so taken by an image, you wished you could step into it, then Chris Engman is the photographer for you. Literally. Intrigued by the idea that pictures were one dimensional and unable to be penetrated from a 3D perspective, Engman played with the idea of creating a three-dimensional experience. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Amazing 3D Optical Illusions Using Simple Lines

Katy Ann Gilmore is a Los Angles-based artist. She has a degree in mathematics so it’s not hard to see where she takes most of her inspiration from – her works are highly detailed, rhythmic and symmetrical, much like an elegant equation. Continue reading »

Amazing Hand Painting Illusions By Ray Massey And Annie Ralli

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London-based photographer Ray Massey teamed up with a talented body painter Annie Ralli to transform hands into architecture, sport scenes and other deceiving objects. These incredible hand illusions are a part of advertising campaign for Ecclesiastical Insurance, a niche insurance company using the byline “You’re in good hands”. Continue reading »

French Artist Creates Mind Blowing Trompe-L’oeil Illusions

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Patrick Commecy, a talented street artist from France, makes these mind-bending hyper-realistic wall paintings. The before and after photos show the big difference these murals create. It is true that sometimes walls of a building can look really dull and boring, but Patrick has some mad skills to transform them into something amazing and beautiful. Continue reading »

This Unique New Bookstore In China Is Filled With Optical Illusions

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A new bookstore has recently opened in Hangzhou, China, and the inside is kind of amazing to see. The store is located just above the main plaza, within the commercial center of Star Avenue, in the Binjiang District, and adjacent to Qiantang River. The bookstore, designed by XL-MUSE, has been designed so the spaces seem huge and never-ending. Continue reading »

A Talented Body Painter Has Created A Series Of Mind-Bending Illusions That Cover Entire Torsos

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Natalie Fletcher’s work are enough to make people double-take, the spiraling patterns of some appearing to fade into the abyss. In other works, the artists designs look as though they are never ending, while some show body parts appearing to protrude from models chests. The idea behind the ongoing series came to Natalie as a means of keeping entertained during the winter months. Continue reading »