2D Objects Combine to Create a 3D Effect

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When looking at Erin O’Keefe‘s latest photographic collection The Flatness, it’s best to let your mind wander, as the artist’s work is meant to play with your head. O’Keefe’s photography is marked by strange visual effects, created with exceptional results to trick the eye. By combining two-dimensional objects, in this case a photo of photo, O’Feefe tricks the eye into seeing a three-dimensional optical illusion.

The artist achieves this by creating still life arrangements comprised of materials ranging from painted plywood boards to photoshop gradient patterns and existing photos, poised into miniature dioramas created on the artist’s work table.

As O’Keefe explains, “the images in this series explore the tendency of the camera to flatten pictorial space, and as a result, foster ambiguous spatial readings”. The images delve into the artist interest in “the tension between the compressed space of the image and the visual clues that allude to the dimensionality of the still life.”

More of Erin O’Keefe’s work can be seen on her website.

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