XXII II MMXVI by Kazuo Torigoe

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Kazuo Torigoe



18 × 18 cm | 7 × 7 in

Oil on copper plate

  • Best Trompe L'oeil ($250 Cash Award)

XXII II MMVI is a play on the classical idea of trompe-l'oeil and is painted on a traditional copper plate. The magic of this painting occurs when looking at it from approximately 6 feet away. This is where the objects in this work come alive and take on a feeling of the fourth-dimension, existing in our same time and space.  When one approaches to get a closer look, the objects re-enter the three-dimensional plane and the viewer can tell it is in fact a painting.