Trick art returns to Ashibinaa Mall

Photos taken with trick art as the background can show some startling images..

A Trick Art show by S.D. Space Design was a tremendous hit on Okinawa a year ago, and now is making a return with all new, different paintings.

When seen through a camera lens, the effects of trick art can be quite startling.

So called “trick art,” an art form that has two-dimensional pictures painted in a way that the viewer sees them as three-dimensional, especially when taking photos, has lately been enormously popular, especially in Asian countries. The Okinawa Times newspaper is sponsoring the exhibition showcasing art pieces from S.D. Space Design, Corp. of Tokyo.

As with most trick arts exhibitions, the organizer invite visitors to touch the exhibits, and take pictures with themselves posing as a part of the experience. In essence, the trick art exhibition presents the mysteries of the world inside of the camera frame. Unlike normal painting exhibition, people can touch the works and take pictures as much as they want to, so just bring a camera and shoot some tricky interesting photos.

The Trick Art Show opens tomorrow at Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa, on the second floor, 1-188 Toyosaki,Tomigusuku City.  The show will run through next February 15th, 11 a.m. ~ 8 p.m., with last entry at 7:30 p.m.  Admission to the exhibition is ¥600 at door, and ¥400 for children under 14 of age.  Advance tickets are ¥500 for adults and high school students, and ¥300 for junior high school students and younger.  Tickets are being sold at e-plus at Familymart, Ryubo 8F in Kumoji Naha Coop Apre, and Kangarro Service Station at Ashibinaa.

Japan Update is currently raffling out a pair tickets to the exhibition. To participate go to www.japanupdate,com, and click “Current Issue” and then “Raffle Entry” in the drop menu.