Optical illusions have been famous for centuries, and we’ve all seen one or two. Artist Ho Yoon Shin is employing the technique using viewing angles to challenge perception. His paper sculptures seem to solidify and disappear based on where you stand, forming a haunting visage of the whole sculpture or a layer cake of geometric structure when viewed whole.
At first look, I thought his pieces must be suspended by string or fishing line, but Shin coats each piece of paper in Urethane and then interconnects them to create the visual trick. His work is inspired by the social structure he experienced living in Korea. His Buddhas and famous sculptures reflect the two-sided nature of people and the social vacancy he grew to know in Korean society.