The next famous 3D pavement chalk artist we’re going to talk about is Julian Beever. Julian Beever is an artist originating from the UK. He got his art degree at Leeds Met and started doing 3D pavement art in the 1990s. Also known as the “Pavement Picasso”, Beever started getting recognition in the 2000s and has since worked in 28 different countries. As inspiration can strike at any moment, the artist himself tells us how he got the idea to start doing 3D art:
“I got started when I was in a pedestrian street in Brussels where an old garden had been removed. This left an unusual rectangle of paving slabs which gave me the idea to convert this into a drawn swimming pool in the middle of the high street! It worked so well I tried other variations such as a well with people falling in. I soon realized that if you could make things appear to go into the pavement you could equally make them appear to stand out of it.”
Julian Beever first does his work on paper and then uses a camera to accurately assess the perspective and thus create a high quality illusion. Here is some of the work he has done:
Manfred Stader studied at the famous Städel Artschool in Frankfurt and at about that time he started getting interested in street art. He is a proud holder of the title of Master Madonnaro awarded at the world’s greatest street art competition in Grazie di Curtatone in Italy. His interactive street artworks are the things that make him stand out amongst 3D chalk artists. So not only does his work create the illusion of being three-dimensional, it also leaves a place for a passerby to stand in and create the illusion of him being a part of the scenario. Here is how this looks like:
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There are many more exceptional 3D artists out there, deceiving people just for the laugh of it. Street art has gone so far since its inception and it is still not done. If you liked what you saw here feel free to surf the web and find the newest masterpieces of the pavement artists. We hope you enjoyed this showcase! Please don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS-feed or follow Inspirationfeed on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook! If you enjoyed the following article we humbly ask you to comment, and help us spread the word!