Artist Ramon Bruin creates striking anamorphic illusions on paper. When viewed from just the right vantage point, buildings, creatures, and surreal images come alive and seemingly pop off the page.
We have long been fans of Bruin’s work, and he continues to experiment with the format of his illusion art. His most impressive creations still use a multiple-paper approach, in which he gathers a few or several sheets of paper and patches them together to create a cohesive, three-dimensional image. In recent months, however, he has challenged himself by only using a single page (sometimes just a Post-It note), unconventional surfaces, and confining the illusion to a spread in his sketchbook. Despite this limited space, he still produces incredible depth and weight in his drawings that allow them to transcend artwork and enter the realms of the real.
In a recent post on Instagram, Bruin perfectly sums up the allure of his work, as well as illusion art in general: “Each time your pencil touches the paper a new world will appear.” By doing so, he invites us to see something we haven’t before.