Erik Johansson’s incredible photoshop art and illusions
Erik Johansson is a self-taught Swedish photographer and retouch artist living in Berlin. He creates amazing works inspired by Salvador Dali, René Magritte and M.C. Escher. Realizing one photo from idea to final piece takes him from a few weeks to several months, and results are magnificent. Erik himself describes his style as ‘surreal ideas realized in a realistic way with a touch of humor’.
Go your own road
A painting too real
Downside of the upside
Face vs. fist
Set them free
Man made flood
Herningsholm (commissioned work for Herningsholm vocational school, what it would be like if there were no electricians, hairstylists or bricklayers)
The Rules of Dada (commissioned work, album art for Dada Life’s second album)
Besides edited photos, he creates street illusions sometimes. For instance, here is Mind Your Step-illusion created in Stockholm in 2011. This large, 32 x 18 meters (105′ x 59′ feet) print looked like a hole right down in the ground from right position.
And here’re some images from Volvo Art Session 2014 in Zurich. Erik created 3 anamorphic illusions for it.