Damien Gilley creates optical illusion art from strips of tape.
The North American artist Damien Gilley creates optical illusions that explore hidden architectures from strips of colored tape. His large scale works are site specific, focusing on the walls of a gallery or a public space where the complex perceptual installation is constructed. His illusions, based on the specific proportions and perspectives of the chosen site, are flawless and challenge the reliability of perception.
Each vision is projected onto the walls of the site and is created by the strips of tape that construct a panorama of colored lines, covering the projection he has imagined. The result is a geometry that interacts with the architecture of the space through illusionistic wall drawings that seem to extend the boundaries of flatness, combining drawing and sculptural approaches.
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