Weirdness: This Donkey Kong Art Plays With Your Sense of Perception
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
The impossible level
While some fan culture based on Nintendo is relatively light-hearted, full of parody or off-the-cuff, there are examples where artistic skill is employed to be both serious and irreverent at once. We think this may be a rather good example of that.
YouTube group AweMeChannel has produced a video inspired by the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher, who is known for artwork that played with perceptions and how the naked eye perceives objects. A famous example of his work was the concept of an Impossible Staircase, such as that seen in his work Ascending and Descending.
So what if that idea was applied to a Donkey Kong artwork that's actually a two-dimensional chalk drawing? The result is below and, for our money, is rather cool.