John Pugh deceptive art
California-based, this unbelievable artist enjoys such worldwide popularity by virtue of artworks that defy your senses, they are it so believably realistic.
John Pugh deceptive art
‘Trompe l’oeil’, otherwise known as ‘trick of the eye’ art, is the speciality of the legendary John Pugh, whose work is available for viewing in countless locations New Zealand to Hawaii. California-based, this unbelievable artist enjoys such worldwide popularity by virtue of artworks that defy your senses, they are it so believably realistic.
Huge three dimensional scenes, massive works of art which decorate the walls of perfectly intact buildings are the images for which he is most notable. On seeing some of the scenes portrayed, you will step back in amazement at the apparent revealing of architecture, seemingly newly exposed by the artist, hidden away from view previous
With an art studio situated high among the peaks of the Santa Cruz mountains in California, just south of San Francisco, surrounded by pastures grazed by both sheep and llama, nestled amongst stands of redwoods, aspen and laurel, it is easy to appreciate why art is such an important part of the artist’s life. Banana slugs dot the landscape, decorated year-round with profusely blooming wildflowers.
Apprentices and master painters alike flock to the site, because John loves to inter-act with and hold roundtable discussions at what is regarded as an important artistic hub. He feels that it is vital to interact with the community, multitudinous viewpoints helping to create many more new artistic concepts. Art work can act as a bridge between cultures, and is a powerful tool for communication, linking people together, as well as stimulating community a pride and introducing audiences to new ideas and perspectives.
Honolulu boasts an enormous mural featuring Queen Lili'uokalani, last monarch of Hawaii, with surfing giant Duke Kahanamoku. A massive wave appears to be crashing down onto the pavement, a work that took two months of studio planning and then six month more to complete, aided by 11 other artists. So realistic is this work that the local fire brigade stopped in the middle of traffic, jumping out to go to the rescue of the children in the mural.
Goose-bumps will crawl along your spine as you stand before one of these immense examples of this colossal talent, because emotions cannot fail to be evoked by these powerful images. With so much work on display around the world, it would be all but impossible to choose the supposed ‘best ‘ examples for use in this piece, because each one is simply awesome as a stand-alone work of art. John Pugh truly is an artistic genius, without a shadow of a doubt.