Geometric Paintings Only Visible from Specific Perspective

Arts & Culture

Hand-painted artwork is a hyper-complex combination of different pieces

Ross Brooks
  • 12 august 2014

Georges Rousse has made a name for himself with incredibly complex pieces of geometric art that can only be seen from the perfect angle. His latest collection is no exception, which uses architecture, colors, and lines to create various optical illusions around an abandoned building. Don’t miss out on the pictures below which demonstrate just how much of a difference perspective can make.

Even though it looks like digital manipulation could be at work, each of Rousse’s creations has been hand painted. It’s easy to see how his experience as an architectural photographer, and an eye for detail come together to create stunning pieces of hard that might even be hard for some people to comprehend.

In his photographs, Georges Rousse compels us to read architecture as static, images as immobile, then gradually transforms our perception of Space and Reality.

The best way to appreciate the art is to see how jumbled everything looks from all but the perfect angle. Countless perspectives return nothing but uncoordinated pieces, while the one in a million viewpoint pulls everything into perfect harmony.

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.

Previous work by the artist includes a two-day installation held in the notorious halls of Lyon’s Saint-Paul prison. Empty since 2009, the artist added a red and black cage that hung from an old cell block, along with a couple of geometric pieces that people could view in-person. The exhibition was part of the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine festival, which gave the public access to various heritage sites that are normally off-limits.

Georges Rousse

[h/t] DashBurst

Images by Georges Rousse


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