Trick art or trompe-l’oeil (literally, to deceive the eyes, in French) has been around for years. It is an art technique that uses realistic two-dimensional images to create optical illusions that make a painting seem three dimensional.
There are many trick art museums around the world like in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and France. The Trick Art Museum at i-City in Shah Alam, Selangor is the first of its kind in Malaysia, according to the Malaysia Book of Records.
Today, other such museums also exist in Penang, Perak, Melaka and Johor.
The fairly small space at the Trick Art Museum at i-City yields a selection of artworks with six themes: Famous Masterpieces, Egyptian Lost Tomb Adventure, Modern Classics, Animal Kingdom, Marine Life and Super Heroes.
Why you should go
If you have some spare time and want to take some funny photos with your family or friends, then check out this place. It is a child-friendly space that’s entertaining for the young and old.
It is also a fun museum to just spend time with your friends.
What to do
Most of the art pieces painted on the walls are created just so that visitors can strike funny poses with them. You will look as if you’re inside the artwork and part of the picture! So, here’s your chance to be creative when taking pictures.
If you run out of ideas or just can’t figure out how to pose with a particular artwork, don’t worry. There are snapshots of suggested poses posted next to each item that you can refer to.
Who will like it
Families with young children would enjoy visiting the Trick Art Museum. You can also teach your kids about perspective and creativity during this time.
If you enjoy taking photos or being photographed, you would probably love this place too.
The Trick Eye Museum is located in the i-City entertainment theme park in Shah Alam. If you’re taking public transport, the nearest KTM station is at Padang Jawa, so you have to take a Grab or a taxi from there to i-City.
It is open from 11am until midnight.