Jonty Hurwitz, who has an engineering background, makes sculptures that delve into the idea of how people perceive space. His anamorphic sculptures can’t be seen until you look at it as a reflection of a shiny curved cylinder. How ingenious.
Swiss artist Felice Varini makes geometric anamorphic art on the streets, such as like car parks and courtyards, that are so perfectly vibrant and cool, it looks like they were actually stuck at the scene.
Brusspup is the master of optical illusions. His latest video, released through his Brusspup YouTube channel, shows a really simple yet very clever optical illusion using anamorphic projections. The trick, which is pretty mind-bending, are skewed photographs sitting on a flat piece of paper, which is then filmed at an angle where the object looks 3D.
Bernard Pras uses objects and materials he finds in landfills to create his incredible anamorphic sculptures. His sculptures are often recreations of famous works of art, but he puts his own unique spin on these classics with his amazing optical illusion stacking technique.
Anamorphic art, when done right, always wows us. Dutch artist Ramon Bruin makes anamorphic 3D illustrations of snakes, creepy-crawlies, feathers and more, then makes them come even more alive by pulling them out of the damn paper with his fingers. Pretty fun.
Chicago-based artist and designer Pablo Garcia has taken the anamorphic skull right out of Hans Holbein’s 1533 painting The Ambassadors (yes, anamorphic art existed way back in the 16th century) and tattooed it on the underside of his index finger.
New York and Düsseldorf-based photographer Christian Stoll’s work for a Pricewaterhouse Coopers magazine had us going ‘wow’. Separating loads of stuff lying around in a workshop by their colours for the set design, he delivered an anamorphic effect with alphabetical letters spelling out the word, ‘hope’. Nothing complicated like all these anamorphic graphics that are all the rage now. Just nicely done.
French street art duo TSF Crew recently created a large anamorphic painting of a robot. The painting is done in such a way that, at the right angle, it seems as if the robot is reaching out to grab the viewer. However, if the viewing angle is changed, the image of the robot breaks apart. This is a wonderfully thought-provoking and dynamic optical illusion.
We’ve just written, directed and produced this video for Black Black Hills’ debut single, The Celebration. The film itself tells a tale of the furtive exploits of an illegal metal detectorist (a Nighthawk) in a rural English landscape.