Pick your jaw off the floor and marvel at Damien Gilley's trompe l'œil brilliance

Date
30 April 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

We love a pleasant artistic bamboozle and Portland-based Damien Gilley is our new favourite head spinner. The Oregonian (is that even a word?) is a master of the trompe l’œil using vinyl and latex to crate mind-meltingly fascinating works which leap off the wall and immerse you in what feel like architect’s blueprints or some kind of Matrix-style code.

Just to keep us on our toes he does work with 3D materials occasionally, but it’s these extraordinary flat pieces which really dropped our jaws.

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Damien Gilley: Keller Fortress (detail)

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Damien Gilley: 1 + 1 = 1

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Damien Gilley: 1 + 1 = 1 (detail)

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Damien Gilley: Plus Minus

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Damien Gilley: Plus Minus (detail)

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Damien Gilley: Plus Minus (detail)

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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