These Eye-Popping Portraits Are All About Shape and Color

We can’t get enough of Spanish art director Álvaro Peñalta’s portraits. Together with Josep Prat Sorolla, his latest series, I See Faces, plays hide-and-seek with geometric shapes whose vibrant colors catch the eye.

According to Peñalta’s, the I See Faces project was inspired by the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia, as well as ’80s illustrators.

“Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon where a specific, often meaningful image, is perceived in a random or ambiguous visual pattern,” the artist explained on Fubiz. “The title refers to a homonym movement emerged from social media, based in a hashtag which collects pictures from users that are involuntarily experiencing this phenomenon.”

Scroll down to check out some of his work.