Do you always believe what you see? I saw this program a few weeks ago on how human beings see and how this knowledge aids illusionists. We really see with our brains more than our eyes. Our eyes feed a bit of information to our brains and then our brains make up the rest. So it might be more accurate to say that, “Believing is seeing.” We see what we expect to see.
These artists have succeeded in creating alternate worlds that trick the human mind into believing.
I first discovered Alexa Meade on Flickr and I was blown away by her paintings. She takes realism out of it’s box and paints a human model in acrylic. My favorite part of what she does are the installations and public appearances when people are able to come into contact with this live art.
Ron Mueck is an Australian born hyper-realistic sculpture. Hyper-realism looks like what it sounds like; Even more real, then real.
Kurt Wenner is an Artist and Architect who invented the art form known as 3-D street painting. He was inspired by anamorphism, a technique used in frescoed ceilings to create the illusion of height and depth.