If you have never seen the shadow sculptures of Tim Noble and Sue Webster, it’s time you did. By casting light on grotesque assemblages (or “anti-monuments“) of random trash, scrap metal, and even taxidermied animals, this British collaborative duo creates inkblots of ordinary life; things you might perceive are romantic standoffs, wasted youth, and copulating […]
â€śI love giving praise to the overlooked life forms that ask for nothing,â€ť he tells me. â€śThe plants are never picked or cut; they are left to grow, one of my personal rules.â€ť Botanical silhouette tattoos are the focus of Tedd Hucksâ€™ newest art series. In the hours before day turns to dusk, he snaps […]
Misha Gordin is a conceptual photographer born in Latvia during the Soviet occupation. Over the course of several decades, Gordin has produced stunning images using shadows, shapes, and crowds, distilling the gamut of human experience into a single, piercing moment. Recurring themes include fear and alienation, resistance and collapse, the struggle for identity in a […]
Fred Eerdekens is a poetic sculptor that bends metal wires into abstract shapes and then projects light over them to form actual wordsâ€”messages on walls. It is all about “how language and words correlate with regard to objects,”  he says. His art is complex and technical, yet in appearance looks so simple to make. […]
Note: Contains nudity. Photographer Alessio AlbiÂ looks to the contrasts and beauty of the natural world for his series of conceptual portraits. Whether it is a shadow of a leaf across a modelâ€™s face or the reflections of the water from a tranquil pool, these images are authentic and stepped in the mystery of our landscapes. […]
Take a good look at the image above, you will see a ballerina and something else. It is an illusional photograph by Ronnie Boehm, and it is one of the best shadow related pictures that Iâ€™ve seen over time. See also: “Donâ€™t Step on Your Shadow!”
Using multiple stencils and spray paint, Norwegian artist STROK has made these realistic looking people on walls. They are not relatives of Peter Parker, but they are strategically placed to create the illusion that they are walking on buildings. STROK has also painted individuals on other surfaces such as wood, metal, glass, and more. See […]
No Photoshop, just real snapshots on the streets.Â Saudi Arabian photographer Faisal Almalki positions himself in specific angles to capture long shadows, and because he rotates his images from 90 to 180 degrees to present to us, that really gives it an illusional effect.
I launched Illusion website about four years ago, and one of the first artists I had featured was Diet Wiegman. His sculptures look like glued, unorganized junk, but the beauty lies when light hits these creations projecting shadow of objects or people on walls. Some of his well-known pieces include Michael Jackson, Venus de Milo, […]
It is fascinating to see Horacio Salinasâ€™ creative concepts which include the use of diverse materials such as a tape measure to create a curvy body, a light bulb to form a tasty ice cream, and more.