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About Trickeye Museum?
Trick Eye uses an art technique called Trompe-l’oeil (Trick of the eye). It turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions, in other words, 2D paintings on the museum walls, floors and ceilings appear to step out of the surface and come to life. Visitors are more than welcome to explore various themed galleries with their eyes, hands and cameras. Step inside the paintings to complete their visual narratives with your creative poses and watch a “tricky” story unfold before your camera. At Trick Eye Museum, you can learn about art and culture and make fun at the same time, and have unforgettable memories with your family, friends and loved ones.
  • Please touch! Museum
    There are no restrictions signs such as ‘Do Not Touch’ or ‘No Photo-Taking’ in the museum. Visitors can fully enjoy taking photos and interacting with all art exhibits.
  • Interactive! Museum
    Each art exhibit requires your active participation to be complete. Trick Eye Museum is an interactive museum where one can experience what it is like to be an actor, director and photographer at the same time.
  • Trick Eye! Museum
    Trick Eye Museum features oversized optical illusion paintings and installations which trick both your eyes and camera lens. Paintings on flat surfaces come to life through the use of optical illusions.
History of Trick Eye Museum
The technique in visual art which tricks the eye by creating an optical illusion is commonly known as ‘Trompe-l’oeil’. Even though the term Trompe-l’oeil came into use since the 17th century, the technique goes back to the ancient Greek and Roman periods. In ancient cities such as Pompeii, several murals were discovered that visually enlarged the inner space of the room. The story of the ancient Greek painter Zeuxis and his rival Parrhasius is perhaps one of the most quoted examples when it comes to explaining Trompe leoil. Zeuxis painted grapes so realistically that birds would fly towards the grape trying to eat it, and his rival Parrhasius tricked Zeuxis when he tried to fold the drapery that was actually a drawn picture. The discovery of perspective in the 14th century triggered the emergence of a wider range and more elaborate visual manipulations in painting and architecture. As hyperrealistic portraits started gaining popularity among 17th century French aristocrats and wealthy families, the term Trompe-l’oeil came into fashion. The Oxford Dictionary defines Trompe-l’oeil as a Visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object.
Trick Eye Museum’s Key Corporate Milestones
  • Opening of Trick Eye Museum in Singapore
  • Opening of Trick Eye Museum in Hong Kong
  • Opening of Trick Eye Museum in Jinan
  • Opening of Trick Eye Museum in Jeju.
  • Opening of Trick Eye Museum in Busan at BIFF (Relocation)
  • Opening of Ice Museum in Hongdae
  • Opening of Love Museum in Hongdae
  • Establishment of Trick Eye Factory
  • Opening of Trick Eye Museum in Busan
  • Awarded ‘Man of Social Welfare Merit’ by Mapogu Social Welfare Council.
  • Santorini International Residency Program
  • Opening of Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae
  • Acquisition of ‘TRICKEYE’ trademark
  • Opening of Santorini Seoul Gallery