A fascinating art exhibition has opened this week at the Bangkok Art and Cultre Centre (BACC) in the heart of Bangkok. Presented by the Embassy of Ukraine, around 70 paintings by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak are on show at the “Imaginarium” exhibition at the BACC from now until 14th October. Mr. Shupliak’s primary technique, which he’s been refining since 1992, masks portraits within larger depictions of figures and landscapes in a kind of modern optical illusion art. What looks like a woman seated in front of a table with a white tablecloth up close can also be seen as a portrait of Salvador Dali from afar.
Oleg Shupliak’s optical illusions will compel you to stare at them for a long time, not because of how brilliantly they are created, but because what each illusion contains. Concealed within the beautiful surroundings of nature, hides a picture of a face. At times, the face of a person is so craftily hidden that finding it may prove difficult for some. Do not give up. Keep staring at the picture, and you will see a face transform before your eyes. If it were not for Oleg Shuplyak’s creative mind, his talents of molding art into neatly created illusions would have been lost to us.
The opening ceremony for the Imaginarium art exhibition is on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at 4:30pm. The art is being exhibited on the curved walls on the 4th and 5th floors. Everyone is welcome to the art opening. The exhibition continues until 14th October 2018.
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is at Phathumwan instersection. It is across the road from MBK and Siam Ddiscovery shopping malls. There is also easy access from BTS National Stadium station. The centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm.