Ramon Bruin’s drawings seem to jump right off the paper. Using the technique of airbrushing, Ramon Bruin creates incredibly realistic 3D optical illusions. The technique makes it possible for Bruin to display different densities of color by creating various gradients. Bruin is a 31-year-old freelance artist based in the Netherlands. Be sure to check out his website for more of his works. And if you like his work, make sure to check out the works of Nagai Hideyuki and Leon Keer as well.
In the Magic Art Special Exhibition held at the Hangzhou Peace International Conference & Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, China, you will not find signs saying “Do not touch”, it’s quite the opposite. To the delight of kids as well as some adults, visitors are explicitly encouraged to touch, take photos and interact as much as possible with the exhibits. The exhibition displays 3D art by 20 talented South Korean artists. The exhibition takes place until August 6, so if you’re around, don’t miss an opportunity to come and interact with these awesome 3D paintings.
If you liked the 3D street paintings by Leon Keer, you’ll love the work of Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki. Using notepads as a canvas and pencil and charcoal as drawing tools, Hideyuki creates playful 3D optical illusions which must be viewed from a certain angle in order to achieve the full effect.
“Stone Fields” is a series of algorithmic works by Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo. He uses algorithms to create the structure of the stones and to sort them by size according to an underlying pattern. The series is inspired by British artist Richard Long, who made his international reputation during the 1970s with sculptures made as the result of epic walks, during which he marks the ground or adjusts the natural features of a place by up-ending stones. Read more about Randazzo’s work after the jump.