The Amazing Epic 3D Street Art of Edgar Mueller

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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Betty Carew, posted this comment on May 6th, 2009

I’ve seen this CJ and it always amazes me , it is certainly a work of art

Bick Parker, posted this comment on May 6th, 2009

Amazing aren’t they? If I only had half the talent!

Patrick Bernauw, posted this comment on May 6th, 2009

Great work, indeed!

George W Whitehead, posted this comment on May 6th, 2009

What a clever artist! Great work, CJ.

CHAN LEE PENG, posted this comment on May 6th, 2009

Excellent artworks of the artists. Great write, thanks!

Jo Oliver, posted this comment on May 6th, 2009

cool

Daisy Peasblossom, posted this comment on May 6th, 2009

Wow! Talk about masterful illusions!

Mischa M., posted this comment on May 7th, 2009

Another incredible artist! Thanks for this!

Lauren Axelrod, posted this comment on May 7th, 2009

Wow, these are amazing

Brenda Nelson, posted this comment on May 8th, 2009

O M G I have seen some earlier works but these are sensational! WOW!

Mark Gordon Brown, posted this comment on May 8th, 2009

He can come do that to my street anytime, infact it is something I would love to do myself

Rod Ferrandino, posted this comment on May 8th, 2009

Great piece; great subject. Mueller’s work reminds me o surrealist work by recently passed friend, Lionel Dougy.

Ruby Hawk, posted this comment on May 8th, 2009

This artist is out of this world.absolutely amazing. I would love to see some of these streets.

Francois Hagnere, posted this comment on May 9th, 2009

Stunning and superb pictures. Really interesting article.

clay hurtubise, posted this comment on May 9th, 2009

Good pics! I have seen some of his other work: they are amazing!
Thanks,
Clay

Glynis Smy, posted this comment on May 10th, 2009

Interesting and clever.

John Hart, posted this comment on May 10th, 2009

I’ve never seen anything like it! Nice work!

C Jordan, posted this comment on May 11th, 2009

Thanks to Alli for spotting an editing error which has now been corrected. A digital visualisation by the artist had been included among the “as painted” pictures.

Judy T Lloyd, posted this comment on May 12th, 2009

This reminds me of the Best Buy buildings that was done to trick the imagination.

Kate Smedley, posted this comment on May 23rd, 2009

What a talent! Incredible pictures.

Fresh Writing, posted this comment on May 23rd, 2009

Those are some amazingly cool images…excellent collection!

-Fresh Writing

Fresh Writing, posted this comment on May 23rd, 2009

Some artists…absolutely crazy! (Meant to add that to the last comment.)

Thanks for sharing- this is definitely worth stumbling.

-Fresh Writing

CutestPrincess, posted this comment on May 27th, 2009

oh… woW.. it’s awesome! im speechless!

RS Wing, posted this comment on Jun 14th, 2009

Surrealism…Dali is back!

RS Wing, posted this comment on Jun 14th, 2009

Wow, really amazing works….very well done Mr. Jordan

elena, posted this comment on May 31st, 2010

hi.your art is wonderful,wel done.

BlogExplore, posted this comment on Nov 13th, 2010

Enjoyed your photos and article.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, posted this comment on Jun 22nd, 2011

i like ponies :D

Magic Quill, posted this comment on Jan 31st, 2012

I’m speechless!

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