Thursday, April 21, 2011

Georges Rousse: Anamorphic Art

Before I say anything about the artist, just have a close look at these photographs.

 Now look again. 

French photographer, George Rousse combines his love of architectural photography with painted installations to create these mind bending illusions. He paints distorted shapes in old abandoned buildings based on digital renderings of the photographs he takes. By viewing these installations from a particular vantage point, these incredible optical illusions are created. The painted shapes appear to be a floating, flat plane on the space. This type of art is known as anamorphic art.  What an inspiring way to take unused buildings and transform them into stunning, ephemeral works of art. Below is a short DVD trailer of his film - Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project. 


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