This Week’s Art Inspiration: Mind Bending Surfaces


Here’s this week’s Art Inspiration Hit List–a few links to wonderful artwork from around the interweb to get you thinking, dreaming, and creating.

This week’s theme is Reflection–the mind-bending kind.

These artists use reflective surfaces to make you think about space, illusion, reality, and the nature of seeing.

I hope they inspire you to carry your own ideas forward into your own unique new territory.

Have you ever considered making “reflective” art? Which of these artists speaks to you?

Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments!

“Paris Photos By Joanna Lemanska Capture Serene Reflections Of The City of Light”

It’s easy to manufacture reflection in Photoshop, but this artist looks for reflections naturally occurring in the water all over Paris or in combination with the reflective surfaces of contemporary buildings around her. Arresting.

Joanna Lemanska Reflexions de Paris

“Daniel Kukla: The Edge Effect”

Kukla takes a mirror and an easel with him out into nature and then snaps photos of the mirror reflecting an image you cannot see directly as the viewer, and then extending it into the space of the natural object he rests it against. It’s kind of quietly mind-bending.

Daniel Kukla: The Edge Effect

“The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz”

Okay, I can’t even explain this, so I’m going to have to quote the article in thisiscolossal.com:
“His anamorphic sculptures rely on scans of objects (hands, faces, frogs) that are then distorted digitally and fabricated, but when placed in front of a cylindrical mirror the projected reflection reveals the original object.”
Okay, so you really need to click on the link to see the photos of the work to get a sense of what he’s really doing. A different kind of mind-bending.

The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz

“Metalmorphosis: Incredible Moving Sculpture by David Cerny”

Photograph by David Cwiertnia

It’s massive, it moves in sections, it’s a fountain. Holy Moley. Go look.

Metalmorphosis David Cerny Stainless Steel Head Sculpture North Narolina


“Mind-bending Scaling Building Illusion” Mirrored building facade installation art by Leandro Erlich

Fun. Weird. Wackadoodle. Mind-bending for the whole family. ;-)

Bâtiment (Building) by Leandro Erlich

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