Playful Illustrations through Yau Hoong Tang Layer Optical Illusions into Imaginative Tales — Colossal



#optical phantasm
#Yau Hoong Tang

A stack of books also appear as a building and place for people to read with a tree branch growing from the top covers

All photographs © Yau Hoong Tang, shared with permission

In Damaging Area, Yau Hoong Tang derives imaginative and expansive storylines from minimum visuals. As its title suggests, the continued collection performs with the connection between presence and shortage, layering optical illusions, embedded imagery, and different narrative cues inside of a unmarried paintings.

The Kuala Lumpur-based illustrator is keen on weaving in combination a number of plots. In a single paintings, an ink splatter additionally turns into flora and fauna inhabiting the sector, with in any other, a creature seems as a flying goose or a fox relying on the place the viewer focuses. “I like the usage of unfavorable house in my illustrations because it creates extra dynamics to an paintings and opens up a visible dialog,” he tells Colossal. “Its concept frightening nature invitations audience to find the hidden meanings and spark creativeness.”

Whilst Damaging Area is created digitally, Tang is these days operating on a brand new assortment that returns to extra conventional, analog mediums. Store limited-edition prints, and to find extra of his playful illustrations on Behance and Instagram.


An ink splatter also appears as wildlife inhabit a round world

A flying bird also appears as a child flying paper airplanes

An overturned bottle also appears as a man climbing a mountain

Left, a building disintegrates into birds, on right, three guitars form four bird figures when overlapped

A fox face that also could be a goose flying

A cityscape nestles in the top of a leaf

Four images, a person wearing headphones with a guitar player sitting on one earphone, two giraffes at sunset, an infinity sign with camels in the lower left corner, a fedora with a band that also has a figure embedded in it

hands in tan and black that all appear to be grabbing for money

#optical phantasm
#Yau Hoong Tang


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