Matthew Palladino has taken up multiple mediums, and considers each new shift as “another mutation of the thing that came before it.” Palladino first became known for his works in watercolor, ink on paper, and acrylic paint. He then moved on to three-dimensional reliefs, made in part from candy molds. Both his two- and three-dimensional works share a biting humor, variations on grid-based compositions, references to pop culture and art history, and optical illusions that distort spatial relationships. He cites his main influences as Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Johanson, and Barry McGee.
Seeing is Believing, but really, Believing is Seeing. The work of Swiss sculptor and digital creative, Fabian Bürgy will have you seeing what you seem to believe. The line between reality and illusion is often undistinguishable as humans have a tendency to be drawn to the illusions and delusions in life. Bürgy’s installations play with the notion of human perception and the difference between real and false. He uses mixed media from sculptures to graphic design. The end result is often intriguing and beyond the realm of contemporary and conceptual art.
Austrian artist Peter Kogler creates hypnotizing installations using design software, projections and paint to cover walls, floors and ceilings. His line designs and grid-like patterns completely transform the space, as two dimensional graphics produce a emersive three-dimensional illusion.
Some more of Kogler’s mind-bending illusionary spaces: