Hi guys, hope you`re all well – it’s almost the weekend, yay! So yesterday I stumbled upon an amazing artist called Robert Gonsalves and just had to share some of his mind blowing optical illusion paintings. Gonsalves is an artist based in Toronto that is known for his unique and mind-blowing style of work.
He creates a very different vision of the world that is reflected in his surrealist paintings. In every piece of work that he creates, he tricks the viewers eyes as not everything is what it seems. There is always a transition between two worlds – one seemingly perfectly normal and one very abstract – he really is a master at making this transition look utterly seamless.
1.Towers Of Knowledge
It’s hard to see where the library ends and the city begins. Even the sky has a seamless transition, what a beautiful and inspiring painting.
2. Unfinished Puzzle
This reminds me of one of those street art paintings, you know the ones where it looks like the ground is opening up or where there’s a great building there but in reality it’s just a very cleverly done piece of art.
3. Ladies Of The Lake
Who else thinks this painting is pretty eery? I think it’s fascinating how effortlessly the trees are reflected onto the lake and then out of nowhere the ladies start appearing. What a clever artist.
4. The Phenomenon Of Floating
In space no one can hear you scream… But are you in space? Or are you floating on a lake in the forest somewhere? Who knows with this mind blowing optical illusion painting.
5. Carved In Stone
At first glance this looks like a group of monks setting to work carving intricate designs into stone. Then on second glance it looks like something completely different, something dangerous! Quick, run, the water is coming!
6. The Sun Sets Sail
This is by far my favourite mind blowing optical illusion painting. I think it’s so cleverly created – the boats and bridges blend that effortlessly together it’s hard to tell where one ends and the next begins.
7. Bedtime Aviation
Now this brings a whole new meaning to bedtime stories! When I was younger I lived in a very rural area that was surrounded by fields and farms – I always used to say that the fields looked just like a patchwork quilt, almost as if they’d been stitched together – looks like it isn’t just me that thinks that way as this awesome painting shows.
8. Here Comes The Flood
Looking into the distance, this painting looks like an idyllic country village with a wonderful river flowing through it, take a step back and look at the bottom of it and you’ll see it’s actually the villagers playing a little trick on us!
9. Change Of Scenery – Making Mountains
Ever get sick of the same old view out of your windows? Fancy a change of scenery? Simple – get yourself a pair of scissors and style your curtains to give an illusion of an entirely different landscape, a la Robert Gonsalves!
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and looking at the mind blowing optical illusion paintings; check back soon for more fun, clever and interesting posts!