Oleg Shuplyak’s optical illusions will compel you to stare at them for a long time, not because of how brilliantly they are created, but because what each illusion contains. Concealed within the beautiful surroundings of nature, hides a picture of a face.
At times, the face of a person is so craftily hidden that finding it may prove difficult for some. Do not give up. Keep staring at the picture, and you will see a face transform before your eyes. If it were not for Oleg Shuplyak’s creative mind, his talents of molding art into neatly created illusions would have been lost to us.
Personally I see the faces first and then linger over the landscape that hides within.
Oleg Shuplyak, a student of architecture, was born in the Ukraine on September 23, 1967. He enrolled at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute to study architecture, which was secondary to his first love—painting. It was at the institute where he learned to compose pictures and articulately position images inside it.
In his free time, he began to create oil paintings, drawing famous faces inside it. His unique approach branded him as one of the most accomplished and famous illusionists of our time.
The Hidden Secrets of Shuplyak’s Oil Paintings
Do you wonder what went through Shuplyak’s mind when he first sat down to create his very first oil painting? Did the idea of creating a second layer on top of the first just come to him one day? Who knows! All we know is that he gave us mesmerizing optical illusions that play with our minds.
His brilliance in creating not one, but two pictures is astounding. It is as if he has created a two in one oil painting. The artist is well known for placing a second image behind the characters, objects, coloring, and objects of the first image. From the first image, protrudes a second image of famous people such as Zeus, Uncle Sam, Charles Darwin, John Lennon, and more. The conniving artist loves to play with the viewer’s mind, confusing them further.
In some of his oil paintings, the second image is clearly visible. It is so visible that the first image gets lost, which results in the viewers trying to place the first image in their mind. The artist really befuddles with our minds with his unique conception of images. In the instance the second image is not visible, squint your eyes and move back until you can see it. Shuplyak’s oil paintings truly trick the mind, if you would like to a lot more of Oleg's work click through to our Oleg Shuplyak Gallery.