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