Be prepared to be proven wrong if you think that only magicians are the masters of illusion. Uleg Shuplyak,born in 1967 in Ukraine,is a genius of a painter who is renowned all over the world for his oil paintings which are not just a treat for the eyes but also mind blowing illusions, challenging your mind to think beyond the immediate grasp of your sight. Each of his paintings is two layered. The first layer comprises the first thing that you can see or you think you can see at the first glance. On a closer look, the fine details and scenery of the background becomes more evident; this is the second layer.
The paintings are well thought out and every single line of the paintings are calculated with precision to perfection so that fine details are merged together to produce an outline of a face. These two-layered paintings with their intricate details are woven together to produce optical illusions with prominent faces of some of the most famous names in the history of mankind.Some of the most famous oil paintings by Oleg portray the faces of John Lennon, Pablo Picasso, Charles Darwin, William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud amongst other significant personalities.The first layers of the paintings are painted with such painstaking brilliance that themeticulously planned minute details of the view and objects in the background hardly attract your attention and most of the time cannot be made out without squinting one’s eyes.