A master of illusion, John D Wilson is celebrated for his mind-boggling 3D wall sculptures. Step from left to right and see the magic for yourself.
One Christmas as a 12-year-old boy, John was given a set of oil paints and an easel. Painting revealed a whole new world of colour and texture, and even now, 40 years later, he uses the same easel. Inspirations include other artists -including Banksy and L.S. Lowry – and his own family, which his stick figure characters adapted from his daughter’s scribbles.
All of John Wilson’s artworks are painted by hand without any digital images or tracing. For the full effect of the 3D movement, they are best hung with the centre at eye level.
“Picasso once said that he spent his life trying to paint like a child. This inspired me to mix children’s art with the carefully-planned paintings of an adult artist.”
Medium: Mixed Media
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