Not like other museum where taking photos are not allowed, “Art is Island“, the 3D Interactive Museum in Manila, The Philippines, visitors are encouraged to interact and have fun with the art pieces, taking as many photos as they want. As the museum’s secretary Blyth Cambaya said “Art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with them”. The museum is filled with unique paintings that, when photographed from a certain angle, it will create optical illusions make you part of it, such as chasing by the tiger or surfing in the wave. It is quite interesting and would love to try it if I goes to Manila.
If you live in Paris, don’t be surprised if you find a bronze bull head fountain is suddenly transformed into a minotaur or a power box becomes x-ray machine, you probably just just witnessed the work of French artist Charles Leval. Thinking with humor, Leval create those playful site-specific street art which can interact with its environment in one way or another. If you love Levalet’s work, find more on his site.
In the “Inkeraction” series, artist Alex Solis created a character going one-on-one with himself. The illustrated character doesn’t like be punched head or squeezed to the corner of the page, hence he fights back as he clamps his teeth down onto the artist’s thumb or uses his knife to take a stab at him.
When asked what he wants people to take away from the series, he says, “I want people to, in a way, know that art is a bit more then just lines on a paper. Even though it’s not real, I want people to have that feeling that this actually is happening. I also just want people to like it and share it with their friends. I love the idea of being able to not only connect and interact with my work, but with whoever is following the series, making them feel like they’re a part of it.”
Alex Solis, Chicago-based graphic designer and illustrator, has keen eyes who can use ordinary house objects in his drawing and create some charming and humorous works of art. Swimming on knife, doing Karate pencil chop, driving a usb car or just use his hands as part of the drawing, you will find the illustration becomes funny and vivid immediately. Find more on Alex’s instagram page.