In one gallery, a giant elephant seems to step out of the frame; in another, three boys seem to balance on a thin plank of wood suspended across a ravine with a thundering waterfall in the background; a crack in the floor reveals a fabulous underground temple in another section.
A fun spin on a conventional art gallery, Art in Paradise, puts the spectator in the picture with interactive three-dimensional artwork that promises plenty of entertaining photos. The brainchild of Korean businessman, Shin Jae Yeoul, it spreads over 5,800 sqms, in what was previously a nightclub, and has over 100 individual paintings sectioned into 10 different themes that cover wild animals, nature, past civilisations, reproductions of classic art and optical illusions.
Used the trompe-l’oeil technique, a style of painting which uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the objects depicted exists in three dimensions, six Korean artists created a range of awesome images that deceive the eye and allow you to become a part of a famous painting, swim with marine creatures without holding your breath, or discover ancient cities or palaces. Photography is actively encouraged here and the museum is best experienced with the family or a group of friends.