Ryan and Trevor Oakes

Collaborating since the age of three, Colorado born identical twin artists Ryan and Trevor Oakes create perspective drawings from nature and architecture using an innovative concave easel, invented as part of their ongoing exploration of human vision and the experience of space and depth. The easel facilitates a remarkable new drawing method they developed for tracing the world before them onto a curved surface, completely freehand and by eye alone. This method has been described, by no less an authority than Columbia University’s perceptual historian Jonathan Crary, as one of the most original breakthroughs in the rendering of visual space since the Renaissance.