Optical Art

Definition: Optical art is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better-known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping.Chris's Pic 4

I believe the principles underpinning Optical Art, combined with other geometries like perspective, the golden section and others, can be found in all forms of artistic endeavour; be it painting, sculpture, the built environment or even music.

I’ve had a life-long interest in these visual phenomena and my aim is to create optical and geometrical, sometimes digital images that are hopefully beautiful, certainly alluring and often meditative.

These images also invite the viewer to make a personal connection without the psychological inhibitions of traditional figurative clutter.