Multidisciplinary artist Damien Gilley creates sculptural installations that quickly redefine space through the use of optical illusions. By combining math with various materials including paint, masking tape, drywall, vinyl, wood, and foam core, he finds all kinds of ways to alter his viewers' perceptions of reality. The installations, which feature fake walls extending out from real walls, tape drawings, and imaginary hallways emerging off of flat surfaces, are Gilley's attempt to “reconfigure the built environment to provide alternative viewing experiences that complicate rational space.”
The Oregon-based artist doesn't limit himself to four enclosed walls. He finds ways to travel beyond the limitations of architecture and he invites his viewers to come along for the visually intriguing experience. Each of Gilley's constructed walls are purposefully placed to react naturally with the existing interior and, from a distance, it's quite difficult to distinguish between reality and illusion. All of his deceptive, incomprehensible spaces are simply mind-blowing!
Damien Gilley's website
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