All This Artist Needs To Transform An Entire Room Is A Roll Of Tape And Some Paper

It’s one thing to display your artwork in a gallery. It’s another thing entirely to incorporate that space into your work.

And that’s multi-disciplinary artist Damien Gilley’s specialty. Instead of inhabiting space, his work transforms it. By strategically placing sheets of contact paper and strips of tape on gallery walls, Gilley gives viewers the opportunity to experience a perspectival shift of the most impressive variety.

The Portland-based creator and educator’s critically acclaimed work has been shown internationally, and when you step into his world, you’ll completely understand why.

Using nothing but some clever line work, he turns flat surfaces into multidimensional creations that change as you walk by.

Using nothing but some clever line work, he turns flat surfaces into multidimensional creations that change as you walk by.

“1 + 1 = 1”

“Absorption Field”

That transformative property is perhaps the most compelling aspect of Gilley’s work.

That transformative property is perhaps the most compelling aspect of Gilley's work.

“Absorption Field”

“Breakthrough Moment”

His meticulous process allows him to achieve the spacially impossible.His meticulous process allows him to achieve the spacially impossible.

“Windows 2.2”

“Windows 2.2”

The resulting installations are filled with illusions that appear to hang in thin air.

The resulting installations are filled with illusions that appear to hang in thin air.

“Terminal Sunset”

“Terminal Sunset”

If you ever have an opportunity to see his work, Damien Gilley will change your perspective on the space around you by celebrating the art of possibility.If you ever have an opportunity to see his work, Damien Gilley will change your perspective on the space around you by celebrating the art of possibility.

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