Which of these Coke cans is real?
Can you tell which of these Coke cans is real? (Photo: Howard Lee)

One of these Coke cans is not like the others. Can you spot the odd one out?

The artist behind these hyperrealist drawings is Howard Lee, a multidisciplinary artist from England who specializes in "illusion, trickery and playful deception."

What's great about Lee's work is that it's not just outstanding for each piece's stunning detail. It's also a great example of ephemeral art that's best experienced through interaction. That's why Lee presents his finished drawings in a video format.

In the video above, Lee reveals which of the cans is real with a mere swipe, though many of his other works that ask you to identify which object is real or fake take a much more destructive route.

Can't tell which egg is real? No worries, the hammer reveals all:

Same goes for this tomato, which undoubtedly made a great pasta sauce after the fact:

Hammers aren't the only bludgeoning tool at Lee's disposal, though. Sometimes all you need is a trusty butcher's knife!

In addition to offering up a slew of mind-boggling "which object is real?" challenges, Lee also creates clever clips featuring iconic characters from movies like "Reservoir Dogs" and "Star Wars." One particularly clever video, titled "Star Wars: The Drawing Strikes Back!" involves a battle between Darth Vader and Lee's finger:

But movies aren't the only pop culture mediums that Lee draws inspiration from. One of his most imaginative works is a nod to "Drawing Hands," a 1948 lithograph by Dutch artist M.C. Escher. The contemporary remake (below) is gorgeous, but it really throws you for a loop at the end!

Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.