The science of creating illusions through art dates back to antiquity, however, it was only in the 1960s that optical art or visual illusions became a recognized art form. Op Art intentionally manipulates patterns, shapes, colors, materials, and forms to make the viewer question what matters more: perception or truth.
A comparatively simpler optical illusion converted into kinetic art, the ‘Phantom’ uses the interaction of contrasting colors to create a sense of depth and movement that is mesmerizing and intriguing. The use of reflective acrylic and a smooth mechanical movement augment the illusion. When viewed from different angles and distances, the geometric drama of motion and contrast set in concentric circles makes for a thought-provoking experience.