ARTS & CULTURE
10/07/2013 08:44 am ET

Artist Paints Mesmerizing Optical Illusions On The Walls Of Abandoned Buildings

Street art, ruin porn and optical illusions are basically the holy trinity of democratized artworks. So when we laid our eyes upon Fanette Guilloud's inventive and otherworldly "Geometry of the Impossible" series, we could hardly contain our excitement.

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The French artist and photographer paints geometric shapes onto abandoned walls, giving the three dimensional spaces the guise of two dimensionality when captured on film. The photos couple the surreal qualities of painting with the truth-telling promise of photography, depicting, in a single image, art's ability to create the impossible.

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"You can only see these paintings from the camera, that's why they're so interesting to conceive and shoot," Guilloud wrote in an email to the Huffington Post. "Your brain has to adjust plans and perspective to conceive of a coherent photography."

The resulting images remind us of modern day cave writings on the wall, as inscrutable as they are enchanting. Take a look below.

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