Before you even bother guessing: no, the following photographs are not the product of advanced photo editing – in fact, many of them predate Photoshop by decades. They are simple spaces designed with a particular effect that can only be properly experienced from a single perfect point of view.
Seen from the right angle these spectacular painted surfaces shot by photographer Felice Varini seem as if they must be overlays – but any shift in viewer stance immediately reveals their actual complexity.
Painted perfectly onto layered, detailed, raised and embossed surfaces the achievement of each new illusion of perspective is an incredible task absent modern interior design computer programs.
While some of his works exist in outside built environments or interior public spaces, many of them are also located on the walls of simple domestic places – homes, condos, apartments and even parking lots.
One of the most fascinating things about this designer/artist/painter/photographer is the way in which his wall artwork has at once remained consistent but also evolved dramatically over the decades – he has stuck to this singular focus on perspective and geometry but has explored a vast array of design ideas within these seemingly simple concepts, and employed his techniques to everything from private interior decor to public installation art.