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25 Whimsical (and Mind-Bending) Paintings by Artist Robert Gonsalves

These wonderful optical illusions will make you stop and stare!

One of the amazing things about good art is that they have the capability to make your imagination soar. A painting, for example, can take you to different places, make you ponder about an idea, or even wonder about how beautiful the world is.

To some degree, you get to experience all that while looking at the work of painter Robert Gonsalves. This Canadian artist is known for his optical illusion paintings that are as beautiful as they are whimsical.

In his official Facebook page, we read how Rob got started in art at a young age and how that journey brought him to where he is now.

He wrote:

“A childhood of daydreaming and drawing has evolved into a career of making paintings that are primarily a celebration of imagination. Along the way I took a detour into the world of Architecture, but after an enthusiastic response to my paintings at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 1990, I began painting full time. Huckleberry Fine Art, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area took the success of my work to a new level, and began publishing limited edition reproductions of it. Three children’s books have been created using my paintings: Imagine a Night, Imagine a Day and Imagine a Place. Master of Illusion is the name of the calendar series that contains my artwork, now in its sixth year.”

Check out the images below and be amazed with his stunning illustrations:

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Looking at his creations, it’s really not surprising why Rob’s getting a lot of attention on social media and from other online sources. In a BoredPanda feature, we learn Salvador Dali was among his influences. His work was likewise described by the site as “complex misdirections.”

To see more of his mind-bending paintings, you can check out the official Robert Gonzalves Facebook page.

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This Japanese Artist Creates The Coolest Balloon Animals EVER

This guy takes balloon twisting to the next level!

Remember those animal-shaped balloons you saw during parties as a child? This artist from the Land of the Rising Sun will surely make you love them all over again!

When it comes to balloon art, we believe no one does it better than Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto. As anyone can tell from the photos below, this artist is definitely someone who has obviously dedicated his tihis craft. His animal and insect creations look fun, visually stunning and very detailed!

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Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Octopus From Single Sheet Of Paper

Her attention to detail is truly breathtaking!

Most of us are quite happy when we can manage to fold a paper plane that actually flies. However, one Japanese artist has taken paper art to a completely new level. She meticulously cut a gorgeous octopus out of a single sheet of paper.

Masayo Fukuda is a woman with an amazingly creative mind and great patience. The Japanese artist has practiced the paper cutting art technique known as Kirie or Kirigami for the past 25 years. This means that Fukuda actually cuts out her art from a single sheet of paper. Needless to say, the results are always breathtaking.

This gorgeous artwork has been cut out of a single sheet of paper!

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Japanese Artist Turns Snack Packaging Into Amazing Masterpieces

A good use for things that would otherwise land in trash!

It's always amazing when we see creative people turning trash into fantastic works of art. They definitely make it possible for us look at ordinary objects with new eyes!

Case in point, one artist from Japan named Haruki (also known by his Twitter followers as @02ESyRaez4VhR2l) has been gaining massive attention on the internet because of his unique creations.

As you will see on the photos below, this man has the incredible talent of crafting figures and models using snack packaging. What's even more amazing is the amount of details he puts into each piece. ...

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