Gonzalo Borondo is a Spanish artist that creates creepy and strange paintings that blur the boundary between truth and imagination. The artist created a captivating optical illusion in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, during the Golden Street Art 2020 event last October, transforming a decrepit set of steps into a beautiful royal gate.
If you are unfamiliar with Gonzalo’s work, the Jules Baudelocque street seems to be a dead-end with a solid metal gate at the end. As you come closer, though, the gates begin to extend out, and you discover it’s all simply a skillfully painted optical illusion. Seeing it unfold, on the other hand, is just as remarkable as the artwork itself.
#1 In Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo created a captivating optical illusion.
“When the observer investigates the artwork, the stairs reveal a series of figures and shapes that correspond to the level we are at,” Gonzalo adds. “The visuals serve as a diversion from the ultimate goal, which is ascension. These may look hideous in certain circumstances, yet they can also appear harmonious and childlike in others.”
#2 The optical illusion was created at the Golden Street Art 2020 event in October of last year.
According to Gonzalo, the visuals shown were generated due to the investigation and subjective understanding of the region. “Take, for example, the artist’s contact with the École primaire Jules Ferry, which is situated at the foot of the artwork,” the artist stated…