Drawing and Illustration
Nothing is as it seems in Robert Gonsalves‘ illustrations. Each of his fantastical paintings displays at least two different scenes—and the line between stories blurs into one.
Self-taught artist Ramon Bruin produces anamorphic drawings that make his multilayered illusions pop off the page. It looks like you could hold the skull in the palm of your hand.
Some of the greatest thrills of this art comes from a full immersion into the illusion itself. Artist Peter Kogler uses bold lines to transform white walls and flat floors into warped rooms. Just walking into one might make you stumble—the spaces look like they’re moving!
In 2013, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich created an interactive installation that made participants look like they were scaling the side of a building. Even though they appeared to be hanging off a window sill or climbing like Spiderman, these folks were safely on the ground. An angled mirror created the enthralling illusion.