Sunday, March 1, 2009

20 Awesome 3D Pavement Illusions

Using a projection called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle, these four artists create some of the finest 3D pavement illusions we've seen. Four artist, one art.

Edgar Müller
At the cutting edge of 3D pavement art is german artist Edgar Müller. His creations transform everyday locations into fantastical scenes: sharks erupting from pavements, chasms bisecting suburban, streets and rivers cascading through towns.

Kurt Wenner
An architect, artist and former NASA illustrator, american artist Kurt Wenner's amazingly detailed street artworks conjure images of both Baroque religious murals and a Salvor Daliesque surrealism.

Manfred Stader
Manfred Stader began street painting 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. Since then, he has been creating some of the best works for street painting competitions and advertising campaigns.

Julian Beever
Perhaps the most famous pavement artist on the internet, UK-based Julian Beever has been creating drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. Beever works as a freelance artist and creates murals for companies, having created pieces around the world, from Europe to the US, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.


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