Optical illusion mural artists for hire. Forced Perspective, Anamorphic and Trompe L’oeil all refer to this type of application. The technique uses the spacial relationship between viewer and content to create an optical illusion that depicts objects existing in three dimensions. This was originally a historic technique used in stage theater set design. It has recently been applied in graffiti, street art and murals. Our optical illusion mural artists can create stunning designs that are also fun and interactive!

Optical Illusion Art – Optimal Viewing Angles

A lot of the amazing optical illusion 3D murals that you find online are only meant to be viewed from one single perspective.  As a result, it works very well for events where you can direct viewers on where to stand for the best effect and photo moment. For this reason the technique is also known as “forced perspective art.” Viewing from other other angles, it is potentially confusing for the viewer.  See examples below that show an optical illusion mural viewed from the optimal perspective and then also straight on.

Optical Illusion Floor Mural

Anamorphic Text Graffiti Mural

Spacial Mind Mending Art

As you can see, the images warp and stretch at other angles.  On the other hand, this can also create a cool abstract effect if desired!

Below is a walk thru of the space that our YES mural lives in:

Optical Illusion Art – Viewed Straight On

For more obvious illusions without the need to direct viewers, it is recommended to design a mural with straight on optimal viewing.  This is still visually effective when viewing at slight angles although not technically correct.

straight on optical illusion

Incorporating cast shadows is another technique to create dimensional art.  However, if there are actual shadows cast on the wall throughout the day, it may result in a decreased effectiveness.

cast shadow murals

We can also implement warped perspectives for mind-bending distortion!  This would work best if using imagery of architectural elements or landscapes that would typically be in place of the canvas location.

Warped & Distorted Buildings

*Please note that not all examples of the murals above are Graffiti USA projects.  Some of the artwork is pulled from the web for reference purposes only.

If interested in working with Graffiti USA on an optical illusion mural, contact us at art@graffiti-artist.net or call 646-801-6024.