I will quickly explain what negative space art is in case you are unfamiliar with it. Negative space, with regards to art, is the space around and between the main objects. For example, if you draw a picture of a coffee mug, the negative space is the space (usually oval shaped on a mug) between the handle and the mug itself. It’s the space we would put our fingers through to hold the mug. Negative space can be a difficult concept to grasp since it’s all about perspective and how you interpret things visually. It’s like a right brain/left brain kind of thing.
According to the artist who created all of these illustrations below, Noma Bar, negative space also refers to any topic that conjures feelings of unease and discomfort. These illustrations below are creepy to me, yet they are great examples of how an artist can use negative space to convey a double meaning in the illustration itself.
This style reminds me a little of these simple logos with double meanings, of which some contain clever uses of negative space. Although this is brain twisting and weird to me, it is such an extraordinary way for an artist to showcase his or her talent. You can learn more about Noma Bar by visiting Dutch Uncle.