Netherlands based Ramon Bruin is well-known for his famous “Optical Illusionism” and “Multilayered Illusion” images, which are graphite pencil drawings on paper or multiple sheets of paper that come to live when photographed from the right angle. His career was paved early in school, where the self-taught artist used to draw during class hours, having followed his passion for art ever since. For more of his works visit www.ramon-bruin.com and check out the interview below.
Whom do you look up to?
To all people who do not worry.
How do you define creativity?
Create different things than other people or different from what you have seen in your life. It’s good to be inspired, but it’s even better when you create something straight out of your own mind. That would make you unique.
What was your favourite project and why?
I enjoy almost every project. It’s always a challenge and I keep pushing my own boundaries. Having finished the “best project” would mean to go downhill from that point – that is why I hope the best project will always lay in the future.
What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced during your career as an artist?
The biggest challenge was to remain myself, while the whole world is calling me for interviews and stuff.
Quotes and Wisdoms
What’s your personal motto?
There is a motto I have learnt from the Australian people: No worries.
If you had one advice for someone seeking to live a creative life, what would you tell him?
Never ever stop drawing and painting. Learn your whole life and keep evolving your own skills.
What do you know now that you wish you knew at the age of 21?
Don’t live your life the way people believe you “should”. Like everybody else is doing. Having a proper job, a wife, kids etc. Just live your life like you feel you should live it.
Is there anything for which you would be ready to give up your passion for art?
The passion of art will never fade, but If I have to give up art for antoher career it would be a musician.