The Art of Negative Space is a series of illustrations by Malaysian artist Tan Yau Hoong. His work is conceptual, surreal, minimalist and plays with negative space and illusion. Tan Yau Hoong has worked with many global clients in various fields including Esquire, Urban Outfitters, Gap, Threadless and many more. More of his work can be seen at his website.

Check out some of Olly Moss for similarly inspired work.


Ernest Hemingway

Erotic Literature

Beware of Those Hands

Sound of Nature: Piano

Spock in the Spork

Sky Invader

Day vs. Night

Eye on the City

Lost Memory

Found Anything Yet?

In Nostalgic Mood

The Haunting Hand