At first glance, this piece of art by Thomas Deininger looks pretty ordinary.
It’s a good depiction of a man’s face, yes, but it’s not particularly noteworthy in terms of style – it looks just like your regular oil painting, right?
Look a little closer, and you’ll see that this piece of work isn’t quite what it seems.
In actual fact, the artwork is made up of hundreds of objects – mesh, pearls, beads, dolls, ribbons, even photographs – collated together to create what appears to be a 2 dimensional image when viewed from the front.
And it’s not the only work of Deininger that surprises in this way – in fact, it’s sort of his speciality.
He also made this spooky pair of eyes:
And this multi-layered fish:
Tom has plenty of other work on his website, which you can see here.
But be warned – it’s never quite what it seems.