Can you find the faces in these stunning optical illusion paintings?

Optical illusion paintings
(Image credit: Oleg Shupliak/Future)

Ah, optical illusions. It seems the internet's appetite for having its collective mind boggled by all manner of brain-twisters will never abate – but it isn't every day that we see illusions as stunning as these.

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak creates elegant paintings with faces hidden inside them – sometimes obviously, sometimes not so much. He's been creating works for over 30 years, and not a week seems to go by without another painting going wild on Reddit and Twitter. (Looking for more inspiration? Check out the best optical illusions online.)  

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.