|Ridwanul Masnun Ridun
Anamorphic art refers to distorted projection or drawing that creates an optical illusion of a three-dimensional or a realistic tangible two-dimensional image when viewed from a particular angle or vantage point. It is also known as anamorphic illusion or anamorphosis. People often make confusion between optical illusion and 3D art. However, they are not the same. Firstly, optical illusion means, a misleading image presented to the vision. That means anamorphic art or anamorphic illusion also belongs to the same category as an optical illusion. As we can say that every illusion which is anamorphic will be considered as an optical illusion. But not every optical illusion is an anamorphic illusion. For example, Mirage is an optical illusion but it does not belong to the category of anamorphic illusion. Now, what is 3D art? Anamorphic art or illusion is also treated as 3D art because it looks like a 3D image. But 3D art or design is used mainly in industries like animation, gaming, architecture, 3D printing, and industrial design.
There are some illusion art or anamorphic art museums in the world. Camera Obscura & World of Illusion, 3D Art Langkawi are most notable. As a passionate artist, Ridwan’s inspiration came from the artworks done by many world famous anamorphic artist named Ramon Bruin, Fredo, Alessandro Diddi and many others. Anamorphic art is a very well known form of art in North America and Western European countries. It is usually done in streets and walls. Odeith is a prominent Portuguese anamorphic artist who usually draws anamorphic artworks in walls and streets. Legendary anamorphic artists named Alessandro Diddi, Fredo and Ramon Bruin have represented anamorphic artworks through paperwork and became famous all over the world. They are considered as vanguard anamorphic artists for drawing on paper.
Anamorphic art usually takes a long time to complete and it is quite calculative. Yet, it is very unique and popular all over the world. Ridwan’s artworks have been featured in many reputed local and international websites and social media platforms including Art & Photography, Graphicspedia, Arca Mexico, Design Contest, Amazing Architecture, Facts that will blow your mind, The Design Magazine, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions (Museum of optical illusion) and many more.