2017 / Light boxes and vinyl / 120×160×10 cm

An optical illusion is an image that tricks the visual system, from the eye to the brain, in such a way that reality appears distorted. In this piece, I look deeper into the phenomenon by using the Zöllner illusion and the “café wall illusion” to show the limitations of human beings’ visual capabilities, and how these limitations can vary greatly from one person to the next. How we perceive illusions is usually influenced by our knowledge of the world, or by some psychological component linked with effects of colour, movement, brightness or light intensity, among many others.