Oliver Delgado shoots rows of trees in such a way they create outstanding visual illusions of endless tunnels. The photos are genuine and not digital montages. As Delgado said, “All images are real. I only adjusted levels in Lightroom.”
In the series PERSPE Gustav Willeit creates a parallel universe, showing an environment, which appears real but was actually invented. The viewer is able to recognize the natural origin of the picture, remaining in doubt though, hung in a space between reality and fantasy. The human element, which is often to see in Willeit’s work, is never located randomly but has the task of giving the observer an element in which to recognize himself, creating a balance between truth and falsehood. The theme of the mirror and the double has always fascinated man and the pictures from the series PERSPE are wildly suggestive and possess a sense of mystery, existing somewhere within the border of illusion and reality.
Russian photographer Alexey Bednij takes shots from a bird’s eye view and up close. The result is a stimulating collage of shadows that interact in a playful way while creating beautiful patterns in their positive and negative spaces. The contrast between the black and white tones in Alexey’s work reminds the viewer of M.C. Escher drawings.
The ‘Trick Eye’ Museum in Busan, Korea, uses cleverly manipulated paintings to really put visitors in the picture.
Ramon Bruin is a talented freelance artist, who graduated at the Airbrush Academie in the Netherlands. He is mostly a self-taught artist. Besides a great passion for airbrush, he also draws and paints. With experience in multiple techniques and materials like acrylic, oil, water paints, charcoal, paint pens, pencils and graphite he makes unique artwork. From modern-expressionism to kick-ass airbrush designs and from photo-realism to 3d optical illusion drawings.
Guido Daniele, a hyper-realistic illustrator and trompe l’oeil artist, developed his own technique after a few years of experimentation with airbrush painting methods. He has re-created over 60 different animals, all painted on hands of people and has worked in co-operation with major editing and advertising companies.
Bodypainting is a meticulous work, but it has to be carried out at speed, partly because the “canvas” walks away at the end of the day and partly because paint is less stable on a living, moving base. The work is fun and the results can be beautiful.