Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, or are they? Not one, but two Korean Trick Art museums with works of art based on Trompe-l’oeil (trickery in French) have entered Singapore’s shores within the month of June 2014.
This new phenomenon first took Korea by storm in 2009 and changes the way we look at art by giving us a three-dimensional experience through the use of shade and shadow, and perspective painting techniques as well as special paints with high transparency.
Trick Eye Museum officially opened on 8 June 2014. Alive Museum Singapore opened for trade previews that same week, and will be officially opened by Korean stars in September this year. While Trick Eye Museum is over at Resorts World Sentosa, Alive Museum Singapore has taken over the retail space on the third floor between Towers 3 and 4 at Suntec City.
As a welcomed change, both are “please touch” museums where kids can go ahead and touch the artwork, strike a pose and come up close with the art pieces. With their highly interactive elements, families will enjoy the pleasure of being deceived at both Trick Art Museums.
Both museums offer 2D backdrops that look 3D (some are even similar). Both charge the same rates for these photo opportunities. As the battle of the Korean imports heat up, Little Day Out scrutinizes both Trick Art museums.Share