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German Street Artist 1010 Creates Cave-Like Illusions in Unexpected Places

12:05 - 10 August, 2017
German Street Artist 1010 Creates Cave-Like Illusions in Unexpected Places, Paris, 2014. Image Courtesy of 1010
Paris, 2014. Image Courtesy of 1010

Ready for a mind trip? Take a look at the work of German street artist 1010. For more than a decade, 1010 has been painting colorful cave-like illusions that make flat surfaces appear as if they have been breached by holes go on forever. To create his works, the artist first makes papercut models by layering stacks of paper in specific color palettes, then translates the depth into paint. He has used this technique in surprising places across the globe including both interior and exterior walls and even on an abandoned highway in Paris.

Check out some of 1010’s latest work below.

Warsaw, 2015. Image Courtesy of 1010 Hamburg. Photo by <a href='http://https://www.instagram.com/affenfaustgalerie/'>Affenfaustgalerie</a>. Courtesy of 1010 Berlin. Photo by <a href='http://https://www.instagram.com/chopemdownfilms/'>Chop Em Down Films</a>. Courtesy of 1010 Panama, 2015. Photo by <a href='http://https://www.instagram.com/articruz/'>Articruz Panama</a>. Courtesy of 1010 +8

Artist Brings Striking Pop Surrealism To An Abandoned French Castle

08:00 - 22 July, 2017
Artist Brings Striking Pop Surrealism To An Abandoned French Castle, © Spencer Chopem Down
© Spencer Chopem Down

Okuda, the Spanish artist who has been converted into one of the biggest figures in pop surrealism, is continuing his artistic journey in France. After paying homage to the Mona Lisa in the façade of a 19 story building and designing a trampoline above the Seine River, the artist has now taken on the façade of the Valette Castle (1864) in Loiret, which has been abandoned since the 80’s. 

The work is titled “Skull in Mirror” and reactivates the Valette Castle whose history links France and Spain. In 1936, during the time of the Spanish Civil War, Republicans purchased the castle, where initially it housed children evacuated from conflict and then later, political exiles. In the 50’s, Spain, under Franco’s rule reclaimed it and used it for holiday camps. Two decades later, the castle was converted into a Spanish school and by 1986 was left abandoned. In 2002, it was acquired by the Pressigny-les-Pins council and a private company. 

Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

11:31 - 19 December, 2016
Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

Vyksa-10000 invites international artists to take a part in a contest for the largest mural in the world.

The Vyksa-10000 international contest is organized by the Art-Ovrag festival in Vyksa, Russia. The mural painting contest celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and the 260th anniversary of the metallurgical plant in Vyksa.

DAKU Mounts Typography on Building Facade to Create Dynamic Mural Powered by the Sun

12:00 - 20 September, 2016

Urban artist DAKU has created a dynamic solar mural, “Time Changes Everything,” on a building in the Lodhi Colony area of Delhi as part of India’s first ever public arts district. Words associated with human emotion and the passage of time have been mounted perpendicularly on the building facade, casting shadows that shift as the sun moves across the sky, eventually extinguishing as the sun completes its journey.

Nitsche Arquitetos' Full Scale Mural Brings Life to São Paulo's "Blind Walls"

14:36 - 15 July, 2015
Nitsche Arquitetos' Full Scale Mural Brings Life to São Paulo's "Blind Walls"

São Paulo 's famed elevated highway, the  Minhocão  is lauded for its dual use; during the day its serves as a highway, and at night, Sundays and holidays parts of the 2.2-mile roadway transform into a bustling public space. The  Curbed reports , the densely populated space is lined with window-less towers and massive "Blind Walls," that Were once used the space for advertisement. However, since ads Were banned in 2006, artists have Begun to slowly transform these walls into beautiful art.  Nitsche Architects  is the latest to Intervene, exposing the inner life of one of the building's with a human-scale, monochrome wall. Read on for more images. 

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A.L. Crego Transforms 20 Murals into Animated GIFS

06:00 - 9 June, 2015

Spanish designer and photographer A.L. Crego has brought street art to life in his latest project, adding movement to murals from the around the world. In order to maintain the original artwork, Crego first photographed the sites and then digitally intervened to convert them into animations.

All the murals selected by the designer convey messages about dependence on technology and its effects on personal interactions.

View his urban GIFs after the break.