Odeith, an extraordinarily talented street artist based in Portugal, creates incredible works of street art that will fool your eyes into thinking that they’re floating 3D sculptures. His mastery of anamorphic art and perspective is truly mind-boggling.

We suggest taking a few minutes to look at his art, because that’s what it will take to deconstruct and see through his brilliant illusions. By incorporating the ground and the ambient lighting of a work into his composition, he makes it seem like his “floating” paintings are casting shadows on the ground or even giving off light.

The artist is a true renaissance man, as he used to run a tattoo studio and also sells canvas paintings as well. Check out his website for more of his awesome works and read on for his interview with Bored Panda!

More info: odeith.com | Facebook | Instagram (h/t: io9)

I was kind of tired of the conventional regular 3D letters so I was always searching for something original,” Odeith told Bored Panda. “I got my first leg from one letter coming out of the wall. Since then, I’ve always been trying to reach a new level

If you see the first ones you can see that was something was growing up as the years passed

I left school at the age 15 and never had art lessons. I think everyone is capable of anything – you just really need to want to do it

It takes a lot of time to reach a higher level of perfection. Spray paint to a lot of artists may be a big headache, to know how to get the quality you desire

Never quit your dreams if you’re a dreamer. And sometimes, it may take a few years to earn credibility