Talented Artist Creates Fascinating Disappearing Paintings – The Florida Star
A talented artist produces mesmerizing ‘disappearing paintings’ – which are so realistic they blend seamlessly into the tranquil background.
Impressive clips show Fang MianMian creating the illusion in parks, fields and near water in Jilin Province, China, using just a camera tripod and a small brush.
The 26-year-old paints bare, flowering trees against picturesque landscapes of clear skies and lakes, so they reflect exactly what lies behind his bright orange or pink canvas.
His work is so impressive that it’s almost impossible to tell what Fang’s painting is and what the real background is – until someone walks behind his work to reveal the illusion.
Other clips show him weaving his web among fruits like melons and limes, and even household items like tissues and bricks.
The avid artist says he came across the fascinating trick when he was practicing color mixing by matching his paint with objects.
Fang’s videos have become popular on the Chinese version of TikTok, Douyin, but two weeks ago he created a TikTok and Instagram account to share his talent.
He has since amassed over 800 followers, with users hailing his work as amazing and beautiful, while others claim they were inspired to take up painting themselves.
“In the beginning, I practiced mixing colors and tried to make a color exactly the same as the target. This created the effect of disappearing on the bulletin board,” said Fang, from the province of Jilin, China.
“I made it progressively more difficult, and now I can paint outdoor landscapes. People seem to find [the illusion] curious and interesting.
“My favorite work is always the most recent. For example, if you ask me what my favorite is, I have to think that’s the painting that just came out tonight.
“I really like each piece, because the place of each work has different memories and different stories.
“I started filming it to record the process of my own progression. When I found that I had more and more friends, I created more painting content.
Fang started making Disappearing Paintings a year ago and has been working as a professional artist since 2012.
His videos, which are sped up to fit in clips under a minute, have over 1,000 likes on TikTok. One user commented, “It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. It makes me want to start painting again. Another said: “This art is amazing. It must have taken years of practice to master. A third said: “Nice work! You are so talented.
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