Manipulations of Space Create Mesmerizing Optical Illusions


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Photographer Georges Rousse has captured stunning, colorful optical illusions. The Paris-based artist transforms deserted buildings into site-specific artwork. He arranges materials and paints that blend with the architecture, and then documents and presents the work through photography. Each visually complex creation redefines general perceptions of space. These photos are not the work of photo manipulation. They are optical illusions based on perspective done by hand.

According to Rousse’s bio, “The final photographic image perturbs our visual habits and convictions by presenting three kinds of space: the real space, where he makes his installations; an imaginary utopian space, which the artist invents and then carefully builds at his chosen site; and a new space that is visible from only one spot when he clicks the camera shutter, and exists only in the photo.”

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