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Howard Lee

Nominated in Instagrammer

About Howard Lee

Which of these Instagram accounts is not like the others? (Hint: it’s this one.) Artist Howard Lee plays with reality, posting his paintings and drawings of objects next to the actual objects and asking his audience to guess which one is real. His photorealistic art doesn’t make it easy, but Howard’s revealing videos show 175K+ followers the multiple hours it takes him to create each optical illusion. While the UK-based artist was both an art student and then an art educator for years, he developed his signature style later by turning to Instagram and YouTube for inspiration. Every eye-opening post on his @howard_lee Instagram account is worth watching—just try not to get fooled.

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