Christoph Niemann incorporates everyday items into clever sketches that offer a dizzying sense of depth and whimsical perspective. The New York native can take an avocado and make it look like a catcher’s mitt; he can transform a comb into a fancy Rolls Royce; he can even turn a poppy-seed bagel into unshaved whiskers. Based on where he places the objects within the pictures, Niemann can create an impressive sense of motion or depth. The artist’s illusions are fun because he helps us look at objects we take for granted from a fresh angle.
Niemann is renowned for his simple, quirky style that includes surprising details. His paintings, cartoons and sketches have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine, Time and Wired, among others. Follow him on Instagram to catch more of his delightful cartoons.