20.04.17 by Staff

Collection of Trippy and Strangely Satisfying Videos + Gifs (with no CGI)

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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!
 
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15.02.17 by Staff

Trippy Scultures by Artist Mark Ollinger

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.

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08.11.16 by Staff

Distorted Sculptures by Japanese Artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

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Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki carves wooden figures with purposeful visual distortions. Check out more of Kanemaki’s trippy sculptures below.

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03.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Cryptik

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A selection of hypnotic work by our friend Los Angeles-based artist Cryptik. The precision in his work is almost not human. More images below.

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07.06.16 by Staff

Psychedelic Wildflowers by Photographer Maciek Jasik

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Brooklyn-based photographer Maciek Jasik creates surreal in-camera effects while shooting wildflowers in the Death Valley desert in California. More images below.

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20.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Adam Friedman

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Portland-based artist Adam Friedman (previously featured here, here, here) encourages us to see the natural world through a different kind of lens. More mind-bending images below!

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18.01.16 by Staff

Fluorescent Painted Models Create Psychedelic Camouflage

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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.

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20.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Mark Dean Veca

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Hatter, 2015 Acrylic on canvas

A series of paintings by my talented friend Mark Dean Veca, who lives and works in Los Angeles.

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