John Pugh’s incredible worksMay 26th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by GD
John Pugh has created incredibly stunningly murals which would con any viewer into thinking that what they are seeing is a 3d scene. Pugh’s works are both a visual treat and a trick. John calls himself a “con” artist and is well aware that his “con” or tricks are such that the viewers do not mind being conned at all. Rather, they are pleasantly surprised and clamoring for more and more of the treat. Pugh said that his murals help him to connect with a larger audience: “These life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked.”
John’s optical treats have made their presence felt internationally, from New Zealand to Hawaii and they always attempt to tell the story of their location. By John’s own admission his Honolulu mural was so very tricky and life-like that even before it could be completed the fire brigade officials had arrived to “save” it. They realized their mistake only when they got within 15 feet of the mural and could not help laughing at their folly.
At present Pugh is busily completing another of his trademark murals in California, which is his birth place. The mural is for a police station. He is also working on another one for a recreation center in Canada. This is one artist who has beautifully blended the abstract and the real and he truly deserves all the attention and awe he attracts.