Trick art has never become more fun and it has literally brought art to the masses in a fun, interactive way.
If you don’t know what trick art is all about, it’s also known as the ancient art of “tromple-l’oeil”, which in French means to deceive the eye. According to Wikipedia, it is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.
In some forms of trick art, it is also considered 3D art and the 3D factor is observed in terms of its height, width and depth. Sculpture, for example, is a form of three-dimensional art.
There are many forms of 3D art and trick art. Some of the more popular trick art pieces can be found on the streets of Ipoh and Penang. Some of which you probably may have seen on your friends’ social media posts.
Recently, trick art museums have grown in huge popularity. If you’ve not been to one, go pay a visit the nearest one to you and you’ll understand the fun, the hilarity and even, the wonder of it all. It may bring out the child in you! A great bonus is that you’ll get some terrific photos (not to mention conversation starters) out of it.
Here are the Top 5 Trick Art Museums In Malaysia:
1. Trick Art Museum, i-City, Shah Alam
Trompe l’oeil has thrilled many people since this place opened at i-City in Shah Alam. Your eyes play tricks on your mind as the 2D paintings have been skillfully painted to make the art appear three dimensional. The museum boasts 8,000 square feet of space and has 2 floors of delights for you to explore.
There are varying themes in this museum. The optical illusions are created by the clever painting of shadows and action outside the perimeter of the picture frames. The real fun comes in visitor participation in order for you to enjoy the full effect of the paintings (as shown below).
Address: Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, i-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Ticket price: RM10 per person
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm
One of the latest attractions to hit Melaka is the Magic Art 3 D Museum at the Bayou Lagoon Park Resort. This museum comprises of two floors and the art is well done and there are quite a lot of interesting exhibits to participate in. It’s best to go with two or more friends. The more the merrier when it comes to visiting trick art museums because some pieces look better with more people in it when you take a photo.
If you’re ever in Johor Bahru and looking for something fun to do with the family, visit Kuso 3D Trick Art and prepare yourself to be entertained. Why is it called KUSO? On their website, they explain that the word “kuso” is a new term that has a double meaning, which can be to make fun of something or of someone or pertaining to anything hilarious and funny.
It’s the first destination for 3D trick art in Johor Bahru filled with unique 3D paintings and interactive pieces. There’s something for everyone and it’s suitable for all ages.
Address: 83 & 85 Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/2, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Ticket price: Adult / Child – RM18. Children ages 5 and below will not be charged ticket prices.
Opening hours: Sun-Thu : 11am – 8pm, Fri-Sat : 11am – 9pm.
Tel. no: 07-358 7973
5. Langkawi Art of Paradise 3D Museum