Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.

Forced perspective is a photography technique in which an optical illusion is created by strategically placing a subject or object to appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.

I will explore urban environments and experiment with perspective to see how I can transform my surroundings to create new ways of seeing the streets.

Julian Beever

Julian Beever is an English street artist, he creates trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”) chalk drawings on pavement surfaces, and has been active since the mid-1990s. He uses anamorphosis to create three dimensional illusions when viewed from a certain angle. In many of his pieces he positions people within the image to make it look as though they are interacting with the scene, adding to the illusion.

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Edgar Müller

Edgar Müller is a German street artist who specialises in anamorphic pavement art. Müller has become one of the world’s top 3D illusionist street painters thanks to his YouTube videos.

The Crevasse

Lava Burst

Waterfall

Mysterious Caves in Europe

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Georges Rousse

Georges Rousse is a French installation artist and photographer. Rousse transforms sites into pictorial spaces by painting geometric shapes in abandoned places that are visible only in his photographs.

Bending Space

Georges Rousse, Bastia

Bastia

Rueselsheim

Georges Rousse

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Felice Varini

Felice Varini is a Swiss artist known for his geometric perspective-localised paintings in rooms and other spaces, using projector-stencil techniques. He has been creating  illusions of flat graphics superimposed on three dimensional spaces since 1979 using anamorphosis. Like Georges Rousse’s work, you can only view the complete shape when viewed at certain angles, otherwise random broken pieces will only be seen. Felice paints on architectural and urban spaces, such as buildings, walls and streets.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/18697646″>Felice Varini</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user5708229″>Eric</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Cercle et suite d’éclats

Cercle et suite d'éclats by Felice Varini

Cercle et suite d'éclats by Felice Varini

Cercle et suite d'éclats by Felice Varini

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Felice Varini

Neuf triangles dansants

Felice Varini

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Aakash Nihalani

Brooklyn based artist Aakash Nihalani creates perspective-shifting geometric art using tape. He superimposes fluorescent shapes against the soft backdrop of the woods and rustic structures as well as many other urban environments. The bright neon tape designs pop out from their surroundings like a cartoon, creating the illusion that there are three dimensions using the technique of anamorphosis. The tape is applied to cardboard backing to allow the shapes to ‘float’.

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Examples of forced perspective

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Kiss On The Forehead

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instantShift - Forced Perspective Photography

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instantShift - Forced Perspective Photography

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instantShift - Forced Perspective Photography

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