London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz transforms warped digital renderings into incredible anamorphic sculptures made out of bronze, copper, plaster and paint. “Anamorphosis” relates to purposeful distortions that depend on an additional device or precise vantage point to reconstruct the image. In Hurwitz’s case, cylindrical mirrors reveal each sculptures true form. See more below!
Lately I’ve been collecting videos that look like computer-generated imagery (CGI) but are actually real. There are art installations, optical illusions, science experiments, and a lot of clips where someone is filming something completely normal but because of the lighting or the camera shutter (in the case of the helicopter clip) the results look surreal.
I also have a very nerdy love of magic so maybe that’s actually the common thread here; perception versus reality. If you have suggestions for other videos that fit this theme please leave a comment, I’d love to keep adding to this collection. Shout out to r/woahdude.
Have a look at the videos below and you’ll get the idea! May need to give it a second to load!
We previously posted about Vancouver-based artist Mark Ollinger to draw attention to the sculptures he’d cleverly hidden around town and through different cities around the world (click here to check them out if you haven’t already).
Like so much of Ollinger’s work, his latest project really needs to be seen from every angle in order to be fully appreciated! Find more images of “Sine” as well as some of Ollinger’s other recent projects below.
Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki carves wooden figures with purposeful visual distortions. Check out more of Kanemaki’s trippy sculptures below.
Brooklyn-based photographer Maciek Jasik creates surreal in-camera effects while shooting wildflowers in the Death Valley desert in California. More images below.
Photographer Alex Markow collaborated with artist Magnus Sodamin to create these psychedelic images. Models were covered in fluorescent paint and lit with a black light inside Sodamin’s colourful floor-to-ceiling installation, “Infinity Split”. More images below.