Nobody’s Foolfeatures artists that employ the technique of trompe l’oeil (from the French phrase “deceive the eye”) in their work. The concept of depicting objects as though they exist in three-dimensional space has been around for centuries in art. Yet contemporary artists often create an additional level of content by adding visual references of events, situations, and observations related to our current world.


Image credit: KIRK HAYES, Painter, 1994, oil on panel, 23 x 30 in. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center; Bequest of Sonny Burt. 2014.006

Image credit: KIRK HAYES, Painter, 1994, oil on panel, 23 x 30 in. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center; Bequest of Sonny Burt. 2014.006