I LOVE optical illusions, the crazier they are, the better. This is also true when they are bigger! Therefore, this post will feature 20 awesome 3D street art work by 5 featured artists.
I have included their information as well as links within the captions. So sit back, relax, get your mind blown!
For many years Edgar Müller presented people the great works of old masters, drawing his perfect copies at the observers feet.
Müller invited his audience to share his fascination with the old masters art, helping them to gain a deep understanding of the old masters view of the world.
Some have dubbed him "the Pavement Picasso" but he says that although this is flattering, his work has little in common with the Spanish Master except perhaps in the fact that Picasso too was interested in 3 dimensionality in his Cubist period.
He credits the internet for bringing his work to the attention of the world.
Tracy Lee Stum
Tracy Lee Stum is an internationally recognized American chalk artist and streetpainter who specializes in spectacular, interactive 3d chalk art street paintings.
A visionary and master in the chalk art world, Tracy’s mind-blowing 3D images continue to ‘wow’, inspire and amaze viewers around the globe!
she currently holds a Guinness World Record for the largest street painting by an individual, which was set in 2006.
Manfred Stader began street painting, pavement art during his art studies at the famous Städel Artschool in Frankfurt, at the beginning of the 1980s and in 1985 he already became one of the few master street painters. He holds the title Master Madonnaroa, which is awarded by the largest international street painting competition in Grazie di Curtatone in Italy.
The last of the 5 featured artists, Kurt Wenner is the man who invented this art form, therefore I saved his work for last.
In 1984, Wenner invented an art form all his own that has come to be known as anamorphic or 3D pavement art. A form of perspective, known as anamorphism was used by the great European Masters to give the illusion of soaring architecture and floating figures in ceiling frescoes.
Inspired by this use of perspective, Wenner invented a new geometry to create compositions that appear to rise from, or fall into the ground. This type of geometry has come to be known as Wenner’s hyperbolic perspective.
In 1985 his work was the subject of National Geographic’s award-winning documentary Masterpieces in Chalk.