A Vantablack art installation in Pyeongchang creates a stunning visual illusion

In the middle of Pyeongchang sits the Hyundai Pavilion, an art installation by Asif Khan that seems to swallow the light around it. It’s painted with Vantablack VBx2, a paint by Surrey Nanosystems that absorbs 99% of light. (It is not the original Vantablack, which you might remember, was exclusively copyrighted by the artist Anish Kapoor. This derivative is similar, but not the same. In the original Vantablack, 99.96% of light is absorbed.)

Regardless, both paints work in the same basic...

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