Aakash Nihalani’s Optical Illusions

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New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani creates bright optical illusions that blur the line between fantasy and reality.

His vivid artworks are made up of free-standing or wall-mounted sculptural graphic installations made from wood and metal. His black-and-white colour palette is often accented with pops of neon and his work encourages human interaction to complete the full illusionary effect.

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Noah (2012) tape and corrugated board

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Magdalena (2012) tape and corrugated board

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Landline (2014)

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L.A. Leaker (2013) tape

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See more of Aakash’s striking work in the gallery above, on his website or on Instagram.

(h/t) thisiscolossal.com