We've shared Rafaël Rozendaal's work on Complex in the past and interviewed the artist about his digital art and magical websites, but his new series of lenticular paintings are more tangible works of art that are just as trippy and impressive.

In a recent interview with Wired, Rozendaal explained that "a lenticular painting is like a very specialized single purpose computer...As you stand in front of it, it is computing an equation. The algorithm consists of the four frames, the possible outcomes are infinite. It’s a computer that does not need electricity to run." Computer software is still needed to create the paintings, with the frame images sliced into strips, interlaced, and printed onto the lenticular sheets, but unlike his GIF animations, the viewer has to physically move around the painting for it to "work."  

Image via Rafael Rozendaal
Image via Rafael Rozendaal
Image via Rafael Rozendaal

Check out Rozendaal's website for more installation photos of the lenticulars in previous exhibitions at Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam and Postmasters Gallery in New York.

[via Wired]