New York City based artist Johnny Abrahams, who we previously posted here, has recently created a number of brilliant new op art and abstract painting works using his signature minimal colour palette.
“‘Dazzle’ is a wall-based tape installation executed in the style of WWI naval camouflage. To confuse the enemy’s attempts to determine the size, speed, and direction of a ship, it was painted in intersecting graphic patterns, often in bold colors. With the invention of sonar, such visual based camouflage fell into disuse. For this installation at Smack Mellon, I continued my exploration of dazzle camouflage applied to corporate logos, covering the entire gallery in brightly colored tape laid out in an array of disorienting patterns that obscure and delineate the graphic symbols. The logos are chosen for their reliance on a generic, almost pictographic language. Even though some of these logos are easily recognizable, and the styles range from minimalist to folk, they all share an aesthetic that speaks to a language beyond the individual brands.” – Vandana Jain
French street artists Ella and Pitr have added a few new pieces to their optical illusions roster. Just like their previous works, the duo have painted a series of playful, anamorphic murals that feature various human limbs and figures sprawled across the walls and floors of abandoned buildings.
Master painter Oleg Shuplyak creates beautiful optical illusion portraits of iconic people and artists of the past. Shuplyak uses elements of different painters aesthetic and manipulates it to helping his own work.