Optical illusions has been a fascinating subject for both scientists and artists. When artists first started to master the art of drawing perspectives it soon lead to many more experiments. Understanding how the mind sees things in relation to how they eye sees things conjures up all sorts of interesting ideas for artists to explore.
One such artists is Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian artist who uses a lot of these optical illusions in his work. Being inspired by Salvador Dalí he creates a very interesting mix of surrealism and optical illusions. His artworks stop you in your tracks because the mind can’t quite place the images.
By combining different subject matters in similar settings, he deceives your mind’s eye because there’s no definite beginning or end to any of the images. Optical illusions relies a lot on the observer’s visual memory and what you see may be very different to what someone else sees. You can follow more of Gonsalves’ work on Facebook to see more.