Views and perspectives
Illusion paintings are supposed to seem “real”, so not like paintings but rather like reality.
Even though the person looking at the painting knows that the seaview or view of the mountains are the work of an artist, the paintings are incorporated into the building in such a way, that the motif might as well actually be there. Mainly, if the room was in a different house in a different place.
That is the exact reason why we incorporate the motif into the architecture of the room: An opening in a wall, a window, a door, a niche, they’re all necessary to make a motif seem more realistic.
In combination with the right lighting, such paintings give a whole new feeling to a room: The walls seem to open up and they seem to open up views into distant landscapes.
Such paintings don’t have to be painted right onto the wall. They can be painted onto MDF plates, canvas or a special base. During the installation of the work, we make sure that the painting can be removed, for example for renovation work or a move of house, so it won’t be lost.
Examples of work
Sky and Sea
Of course we also create paintings without necessarily incorporating architecture into them. They are painted onto panels or canvas. They would be installed as paintings - with or without a frame - and invite you to dream and generally create a good atmosphere. Here you can see a selection of sky and sea motifs.
Classic Trompe-l’œil Motifs
Paintings not depicting a view can of course also be the subject of illusion painting, if the motif seems to be part of the inventory of the room. A classic example are (open) cupboards, display cases, pinboards etc. That makes it possible to hang a paintings that doesn’t seem to be a painting at first glance, but could just as well be a cupboard, a shelf or a pin board.