Amazing 3D paintings of successful Harrogate artist

Late Kick Off by Harrogate's 3D artist John D. Wilson which is showing at Castle Galleries.
Late Kick Off by Harrogate's 3D artist John D. Wilson which is showing at Castle Galleries.

A critically-acclaimed '3D artist' from Harrogate is bringing his literally amazing perspective on art to his hometown.

Artist John D. Wilson will be making a guest appearance at Castle Galleries on Saturday, November 7 to unveil a newly curated exhibition of his work.

In attendance between 1-4pm, John will present his much anticipated autumn collection, alongside signed limited edition and original works from previous collections.

One of Castle Galleries’ top 20 selling artists more than a decade after embarking on his career as a professional, John will also unveil a never before seen ‘mystery print’ at the show.

Born in Harrogate, Wilson, now 68, uses a complex technique called ‘reverse perspective’ to paint what’s furthest away largest onto 3D canvases.

This creates an optical illusion whereby the painting seems to to alter as the audience moves around, and to appear in reverse 3D when viewed head-on.

The ‘reverse perspective’ technique has been growing in popularity since it was pioneered by famed Pop artist Patrick Hughes in 1961.

Wilson has taken inspiration from a wide range of artists and art movements to create his own signature style of 3D paintings, most notably, from British artist L. S. Lowry whose influence can be seen in his work.