The 5 most talented 3D Sidewalk Artists that will make you look twice! – Design Museum

The 5 most talented 3D Sidewalk Artists that will make you look twice!

 Published on: Dec 2, 2014

Today in Design Museum blog, we are going to show you some surreal artworks that will literally trick your eye with an incredible use of perspective.
So, we compiled a list of the world’s top 5 most talented 3D sidewalk artists showcasing some of their best works. Those guys are: Edgar Mueller, Julian Beever, Kurt Wenner, Manfred Stader, and Eduardo Rolero.
Their works are created using a projection called anamorphosis, and create the illusion of 3D when viewed from the correct angle.
Thus, let curiosity take advantage and see with your own eyes the amazing work of these five artist.

Julian Beever
He is English but based in Belgium, and he is a real master when it comes to play with perspective in order to trick the eye of the viewer. He has been creating trompe-l’œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. He is also probably the most famous on the Internet of all five 3D street artists featured in this article.

Treasure Hunting | Julian Beever
Treasure Hunting | Julian Beever

Swimming Pool | Julian Beever
Swimming Pool | Julian Beever

White River Rafting | Julian Beever
White River Rafting | Julian Beever

Coca-Cola | Julian Beever
Coca-Cola | Julian Beever

Back off, creep ! | Julian Beever
Back off, creep ! | Julian Beever

Porto Alegre | Julian Beeve
Porto Alegre | Julian Beeve

Edgar Mueller
Edgar Müller was born in Mülheim/Ruhr on 10 July 1968, and grew up in the rural city of Straelen on the western edge of Germany. His fascination with painting began in his childhood, with paintings of rural scenes of Straelen. Around the age of 25, Müller decided to devote himself completely to street painting. He traveled all over Europe, making a living with his transitory art.

Ice Age | Egar Mueller
Ice Age | Egar Mueller

Ice Age project | Edgar Mueller
Ice Age project | Edgar Mueller

Sinkhole | Edgar Mueller
Sinkhole | Edgar Mueller

Lava Burst | Edgar Mueller
Lava Burst | Edgar Mueller

Waterfall | Edgar Mueller
Waterfall | Edgar Mueller

Unconditional love | Edgar Mueller
Unconditional love | Edgar Mueller

Eduardo Rolero
Eduardo R. Relero is an Argentinian artist currently living in Rosario, Spain where he creates anamorphic drawings with themes of social criticism and satire.

Queztal Sagrado | Eduardo Rolero
Queztal Sagrado | Eduardo Rolero

Fusion Musical | Eduardo Rolero
Fusion Musical | Eduardo Rolero

Buscador de Cordialidad | Eduardo Rolero
Buscador de Cordialidad | Eduardo Rolero

Chalk festival Sarasota | Eduardo Rolero
Chalk festival Sarasota | Eduardo Rolero

Kurt Wenner
Kurt Wenner was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and boasts to be the inventor of three-dimensional pastel drawings. He produced his first commissioned mural at the age of sixteen, and by seventeen was earning his living as a graphic artist. He attended both Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design. According to his website, 3D Pavement Artists, 3D Sidewalk Artists, and 3D Chalk artists can all trace the roots of their work back to the street art of Rome in 1982, where Kurt Wenner transformed the complex geometry of Classical Italian Architecture into a new form of Popular Art.

Incident at Waterloo | Kurt Wenner
Incident at Waterloo | Kurt Wenner

Bewolf | Kurt Wenner
Bewolf | Kurt Wenner

Dies Irae | Kurt Wenner
Dies Irae | Kurt Wenner

Spider man | Kurt Wenner
Spider man | Kurt Wenner

Manfred Stader
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.

Shipyard | Manfred Stader
Shipyard | Manfred Stader

Costa | Manfred Stader
Costa | Manfred Stader

Green Label | Manfred Stader
Green Label | Manfred Stader

 

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