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Artist Henriette van ’t Hoog Plays with Perspect

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: henriettevanthoog.nl and beautifuldecay
The work of Henriette van ’t Hoog, an artist based in the Netherlands, is mesmerizing for its concentration on optical illusions. Although the art installations look like they are three dimensional, they are in fact only two. This illusion is achieved through the use of trompe l’oeil devices that give it that false sense of depth. But instead of creating elaborate scenes, Henriette van ’t Hoog predominantly works with abstract geometric shapes.

Very modern, Henriette van ’t Hoog's installations are quite minimalist. The artist states, "I have been poking around for a while hoping to make people aware of color and shape, and of non-existing space." In a way, she is also making them aware of perspective and how simple techniques can shift it.