Magical, stunning and utterly mesmerizing. This is how I Lobo You would describe Chris Engman’s work that ambitiously explores the intriguing optical illusion. The LA-based artist takes you on an endless and incredible journey that once you step foot inside of it, it lasts for as long as you want.
Skeptic about the idea of a photography being one dimensional and not with the possibility of taking its audience inside of what is portraying, the contemporary artist decided to explore the 3D work, in which your senses are evoked to the maximum with all the optical illusion. Art needs to be comprehended in order to be loved, and in this artistic creation art will be felt. Have you ever loved something so much, in this case, an image, that you wish you could just enter whatever you’re mesmerized by and explore the wonders of this world? With Engman’s ‘Containment for the Fotofocus in Cincinnati’ work, you can experience this.
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This hyperrealism art is a result of his experiments with photography and architecture. The trompe l’oeil presented tricks the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object, such as an authentic representation of a forest with a stream rushing along the way, running through the rocks and gurgling underneath the vegetation. This is how it would feel to submerse under this photograph filled with optical illusion.
Originally the work is from a single photograph, but by printing over than 300 individual images and applying them to a temporary structure, it creates this amazing piece. Whilst you’re walking around the showcased work and change perspective, the image changes and enhance all the primary nature of his artwork, creating an immersive optical illusion.
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