Photo Mural Optical Illusions

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The photographic murals of Mike Hewson don’t exactly decorate the buildings they inhabit.  Rather, the murals create surreal optical illusions, highlighting the buildings by nearly making them disappear.  Hewson, creatively uses perspective to erase walls or even entire structures.  In some of his work this reveals the buildings inside – its purpose being put to use.  Other times, his work interacts with the building in order to recall an empty space or a space’s potential.  Hewson’s murals hints not only at structures that we’d often take for granted, but our often overlooked relationships with them.

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