The Amazing Epic 3D Street Art of Edgar Mueller
Imagine waking up one morning, opening the curtains and where once had been a busy street is now a huge fissure in the surface of the earth with molten lava pouring into the broiling waters hundreds of feet below…..
No it is not the apocalypse or a result of too much drink the night before.
You are witnessing the street art of 41year old German artist Edgar Mueller.
Although it may look like a “doctored” photograph the image above shows the street which was actually painted that way by the artist and his team of assistants.
The scene entitled “Lava Burst” was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the international competition of street painters in Geldern, Germany.
Although he has done “smaller” works which have sometimes been commissioned for advertising,
Or perhaps just to scare the locals,
It is his epic pictures that take the breath away.
His first work of this scale (270 square metres) was at the Prairie Art Festival in Moose Jaw in Canada where he turned River Street into a river ending in a huge waterfall.
In Dun Laoghaire in Ireland he was invited to create a work for the Festival of World Cultures, supported by the Goethe Institution as the German contribution to the Art Festival.
He transformed a section of the East Pier into a yawning Ice Age crevice, a feat that took Mueller and his five assistants five days to complete.
Mueller used acrylic house paint for his creation “The Crevasse”.
“The conditions were difficult because if it started raining before a section had dried it could wash it all away.
“I was very lucky that I managed to get each part done before the heavens opened.” he added.
Because of the nature of the paintings being so large and on a horizontal surface (as opposed to a vertical surface such as a wall), the perspective only works from one single viewpoint. Move away from that point and the picture does not work. When working on these pieces Mueller always has a camera set up at the view point to ensure the perspective is correct.
The artist is almost saying to you “go on, I dare you. Walk across it.” and certainly the paintings beg for the participation and interaction of the viewer.
See more at Edgar Muellers website: www.metanamorph.com
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