Optical light illusions
These are multidimensional compositions using optical illusions principles and dynamic light sources.
Such images aid the deconcentration ability to develop a holistic perception and put you in touch with your inner stillness. It is like a visual koan. Just let yourself loose concentration by focusing on the composition as a whole.
"Optical & Light Illusions as a Visual Way to Interpret the Versatility of Our Reality."
Alternative name: Optical & Light Illusions as a way to percept the multiple dimensions of being and the elusiveness of personified realities.
According to the artist, the multiple dimensions of perception provide the possibility to effectively observe and study your own life and the surrounding world. In the era of accelerated entropy simultaneously offering two vectors, those of division and unification, we can see that everything is temporary and the change of meaning is particularly important for the development of society and the world. Human brain is accustomed to inertia and stability being stuck in the same programs for generations.
Art is an endless field of meanings with a need to set goals within the framework created by artists and other industry players. Even collectors naturally tend to search for more sublime and satisfying motives to make them crave for art.
Observing the flow of time, we determine the levels of visual art perception; even deep symbolism eventually becomes unable to satisfy the need for the art objects inducing acute attention. Objective reality, or rather the explicit images thereof, do not allow involving complex metaphorical life comprehension constructs with regard to the existence of higher orders. This purpose can be best achieved by abstraction; the abstraction, which is and is not random at the same time. This includes such items as dynamic light&optical illusions that capture attention acting like mandalas and patterned images to lead your thoughts to other life interpretation layers. This process is caused by the involvement and synchronization of both brain hemispheres. In this state resembling a meditative alertness, your mind is calm.
The essence of Alexander Volanski's art and research is the possibility to discover "stereo vision", i. e. see any of the world's phenomena as integral part of everything else. No more randomness or linearity of time. The images created bu the artist are based on constant motion and changing visual paradoxes. Observing his works, we can see that the past, the present and the future are always at the same point. Each new moment is part of the overall result.
Looking and describing does not mean seeing and knowing.
PS: Optical & Light illusions might, among other things, be used as a stereo subsensory self-programming tool similar to SIRDS technologies.
The fact is that multidimensional observation can crack open the gap between the superconscious, the conscious and the subconscious. In this case, image perception is more effective. Another OLI effect is the ability to adjust your consciousness to the surrounding objects versatility and diversity, which gives you advantages in all sectors of life, allowing you to see what is relevant and necessary for you in particular. The artist's personal research showed that optical illusions and stereo images were more easily perceived by newer generations.
PPS: The artist collaborates with psychologists in St. Petersburg to create images customized for their clients.
Visual Explanation of Light&Optical Illusions.
From the visual and emotional points of view, the effect might excite and surprise you. Moving objects and the analog effect of color dynamics provide a physical hallucination, while your awareness remains intact.
Optical illusions are an example of the present moment. Even without the dynamic light making your attention switch from one possible dimension to another, your thinking is affected by cognitive dissonance, with your consciousness trying to focus on the composition. The image comes to life as the observer gains the ability to effectively embrace all the focus options.
As you stick to two or more focus options, the image comes to life, and you can observe space layers, with an illusory depth in-between. The image turns into a physical hologram.
Semantic Explanation of Light&Optical Illusions.
Optical & Light illusions tune your psyche to comprehend the fact that, in our world, things always have multiple meanings. Every person you meet is a mystery until you begin to understand and feel this person. Even when describing this or that object, we only operate available tools and the experience gained.
Here is an old experiment, that involved people of different ages. The subjects were asked to find other possible applications for a regular paper clip. The most options, including most unusual ones, were discovered by children, while the people over 40 years of age could hardly find more than ten. This shows that the consciousness development depends directly on how you use the potential provided.
Another experiment involved some children seated at the table, all but one of them provided with a plate of sweetened porridge. One by one, children tasted their porridge and confirmed that it had sweet taste. When the child whose porridge was salted tasted it, he said it was sweet. This experiment is more of behavioral kind, but it clearly demonstrates the inertia of our consciousness.
One more similar experiment. Two objects, one black and the other white, were placed on the table. As the result, a participant agreed with the others that a black object was white and a white object was black.
The modern era thinking implies the ability to see things as a whole, i.e. embrace the events not as a linear sequence, but in a comprehensive and omnidirectional way, seeing the entire process, including every part thereof, covering the maximum available range of causes and effects, and understanding that each phenomenon is a cause and an effect at the same time.
Optical illusions offer a new way to observe the space and the things it contains. After the STEREO exhibition, which was held in collaboration with Denis Lyuty in Stirka, the notion of "stereo vision", a.k.a. “defocusing” came into use. "Artists will not be understood in their lifetime", one of the exhibition guests said. So I started to reveal the discoveries of my research.
The stereo vision makes your attention capture the entire "frame", with focus being distributed throughout the image using the available focus points, after which you can observe all three dimensions from different focus points at the same time. Each object has its own focus point groups and, while practicing stereo vision, you can be focusing on multiple objects at the same time.
Processes like reading between the lines, paying attention to the space between objects and the shadows of those are related to the vision itself. Your consciousness tunes in to a different perception of reality, it does not change, but it gets holistic. This means, your consciousness can not only split reality in two, i.e. 1 and 0, or black and white, but also divide it into dual/ triadic dimensions.
Right and Left Hemispheres Synchronization and Consolidation
When you are looking at the complex art objects that use looped rhythms, such as mandalas or patterned ornaments, the both hemispheres of your brain are active. While the left one is arranging the rhythms of forms, the right one is perceiving color dynamics and the image as a whole, as if being aided by the left hemisphere. The view of mandalas harmonizes your consciousness by synchronizing the operation of the two hemispheres.
Deeper Insight (Optional)
Human perception adapts to arrange the things perceived. To be comprehended, an object being observed requires a counterpart. For example, a black line is opposed to a white background creating a visual rhythm that makes you aware of the overall composition. If you see two black lines against a white background, you already have more combinations: two lines are perceived as a whole, while the white background acts as a counterpart for the first conglomerate of objects. Thus, we notice that the human consciousness tends to arrange the things perceived by opposing them to other objects, as well as by observing the fractal principle where one object is nested into another. For example, haystacks in a field can be perceived simultaneously, as a single rhythm, and this again, for the convenience of perception. While observing life, one is always looking for phenomena to confirm the available information, risking to get stuck in a loop where the information confirms the phenomena, on which one focuses within and outside oneself. Every cause is also an effect.
Summary of Possible OLI Concepts:
1) A "named object" has a limited construct, while an unnamed object retains an infinite number of constructs.
2) Each object is a constant variable in the mind of the observer.
3) The selected description of an object, a phenomenon, a feeling or an emotion determines their content and the roles they will subsequently play in our reality.
4) The multivariate view of objects (images) provides a new principle of comprehending reality.
5) Stereo vision creates new possibilities through contacting the subconscious.