Transparent Optical Illusion Street Art by Cayetano Ferrer

Transparent illusion street art by Cayetano Ferrer

The street signs and other objects in these photos may look transparent, but they are in fact an elaborate optical illusions by artist Cayetano Ferrer. To create the illusion, Ferrer photographs the scenery directly behind the objects, and then applies the printed photographs directly to the objects. When viewed (or in this case, photographed) from the correct angle, the objects appear transparent. Ferrer created the installations between 2004 and 2008, in three series: “City of Chicago,” “Daejeon City Project,” and “Western Imports.”

Transparent illusion street art by Cayetano Ferrer

Transparent illusion street art by Cayetano Ferrer

Transparent illusion street art by Cayetano Ferrer

Transparent illusion street art by Cayetano Ferrer

Transparent illusion street art by Cayetano Ferrer

Transparent illusion street art by Cayetano Ferrer

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photos by Cayetano Ferrer

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