Sergi Cadenas is a self-taught painter from Spain and is one of the world’s leading optical artists. His works are displayed in art galleries and owned by many art collectors in their private collections all around the world. The artist went viral after publishing a series of Instagram videos of his three-dimensional large-scale portraits. As models for his portraits, Cadena uses people that are close to him and celebrities. The portraits change as you walk from one side to the other, gradually revealing a different face. A person can change to an older version of him/herself, or one celebrity can turn into another. The art explores themes of duality, race and emotions. We invite you to experience the mesmerizing effects of these paintings!

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Spanish artist Sergi Cadenas creates mesmerizing three-dimensional portraits

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The paintings reveal two different portraits in one painting

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Cadenas went viral after filming the astonishing face transformation in his paintings and publishing it on Instagram

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The portraits change as you walk from one side to the other

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A young woman can turn into an older version of herself

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Or Marilyn Monroe can become Albert Einstein

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Cadena’s portraits explore themes of duality, race and emotions

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The artist uses vertical strips which he paints on both sides

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Each side of the strips presents a different person, which results in a face transformation as one moves from one side to the other

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Cadenas’ works are displayed in art galleries and owned by many art collectors in their private collections all around the world

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Take a look at these transition videos and mesmerizing artwork

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