The fact that artists need to overcome the challenge of drawing 3D images on 2d conditions is fascinating. Their images are powerful because they create the impression of reality to the viewer; they have depth and visual impact and, moreover, they enrich communities with pleasant uses of pavements, walls or even indoor spaces. 3D street art has gained popularity for advertising purposes, as well as purely for fun. To see the beautiful outcomes of the creativity of 3D street artists, we give you 13 awesome street paintings that totally change your visual perspective.
1. Hot River
This piece is painted on an entire street by German artist Edgar Mueller, in August 2008, on the occasion of the international street painting festival in Geldern.
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Another painting from 3D Joe and Max is this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pavement art, which brings you back into the nineties, during your favorite cartoons.
3. Snake Bus
This print is on public transport. It doesn’t give you a strong feeling of traffic safety, but it’s a beautiful art piece you can find it on a Copenhagen bus to promote going to the Zoo.
4. Dv?r Králové Waterfall
This piece was created in June 2013 in Czech Republic, in a public Zoo. What’s impressive about this piece is that it looks naturally embedded in the whole surroundings. As if you will just casually turn to it and jump for a swim.
5. New Pool
You can find this painting in Lodz, Poland. It was created for fun in a shopping mall, but before you take a break in it, be sure you understand it’s just a nice visual illusion. The author, Manfred Stader, has created a realistic vision of a relaxing space, specifically for the sore eyes.
This masterpiece in terms of quality of paintings, was created by artist Kurt Wenner for the Salamanca Fiesta in Spain. It does give you the feeling you might fall in it, doesn’t it?
7. Batman Rising
This apocalyptic vision was created by Julian Beever. It gives an impressive depth of the underworld, in reality it’s just an awesome 3D pavement painting. The artist has an impressive experience in writing about street art, as well as television appearances where he talked about his pieces.
8. Office Stress
Another piece by Kurt Wenner, this one is the perfect example of the social critique through street art. It depicts numerous squeezed human bodies due to torment and lack of space. We deeply enjoyed the monochromatic textures, a challenging option in creating a remarkable 3D street art.
This Manfred Stader art seems the perfect option for a cringe and hard to look at image of your bedroom floors. It’s good to know 3D doesn’t work on the naked eye, or you’ll running screaming in the morning at the sight of those nails just under your feet.
This is a nice commercial for HDI, “be careful where you park”. Its creator is Manfred Stader and it was painted in a parking station. There is a perfect fit between the real pavement and the cracked one drawn by the artist.
11. Art Boat
This building 3D street art is one of our favorites because it changed almost nothing of the initial block. It really shocks you to see that boat slicing the building, but then again, on a second thought, aren’t there two buildings?
12. Living Room
This one really gave us some decorating ideas. Not only is sure to impress your friends at parties. Or scare them, if you like, but it can prove to a safe and cheap security strategy for any thief.
13. Cat Illusion
We just love having a cat in our house, but not actually having it. We could just look at her the whole day. And if you’d like a bonus, 3D street art can help you give an illusion of extra space to your small housing arrangements. Plus, it really does sound cool to have your house painted by a 3D artist, don’t you think?