What a trip. These fantastic wall sized paintings by Fiona Tang look like they're 3D images that are popping out of the wall to attack you but in truth, they're flat 2D images. It's her masterful work of shading, shadows and use of perspective that fool you.
Some people go to the beach to take a dip in the water and get some sun. Jamie Harkins goes to the beach to take a journey to another world. Harkins is a fantastic artist who transforms a beach into alternate realities by creating 3D sand art. Sometimes his art looks like people are sailing in the lake, other times…
My eyes are telling me that this is 3D art. My brain is telling me that these are 3D drawings. My entire being believes that this is crafted in 3D. But nope. These drawings are actually 2D with clever shading and angles to make us believe they're in 3D. I still can't believe it.
If I stumbled across the world's largest 3D street art in London, my knees would buckle, pee would tinkle down my leg and I'd probably even cry. That's because the 3D art transforms a regular street into a frighteningly deep gaping pit straight into the middle of the Earth. Just look at it.
At its best it's gimmicky, and at its worst it can be downright painful, but in the right context 3D can elevate, and literally bring a new dimension, to certain experiences. And that's certainly the case with Yuki Matsueda's artwork.