Artist Feature: Edgar Mueller (Anamorphic Pavement Art)

You’ve probably seen his works before but one thing’s for sure, Edgar Mueller’s street art never fails to impress every time. Instead of traditional graffiti pieces, Mueller’s art shifts from building walls into pavement roads where he applies a great deal of perspective into his surreal paintings – giving the effect of a realistic 3D scene when viewed at a specific angle.

Hit the jump for more info and images of Mueller’s works.

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Tron Legacy: Aerosol Mural

Check out this beautiful aerosol mural (fancy name for a commissioned graffiti piece) by Toby Summerskill for the Walt Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” which came out in theatres a year ago. Defying the limits of the medium, Toby is able to narrate a fully fledged story by adding/removing elements of the mural and essentially creating a time-lapse mural unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. He also defies conventions and extends the piece into the viewer’s physical space as he extends the art outside the walls and into the roads.

This is just one of the many examples of street art being widely accepted in the public forum. I bet you never seen street art like this before! Enjoy!

Tron Legacy : Aerosol Mural from End of the line on Vimeo.

1E: The Dangerous Life of a Graffiti Artist

Graffiti Artist at work

So you think you have what it takes to be a graffiti artist? Consider this:

–       Are you quick on your feet?

–       Can you think fast in high-pressure situations?

–       The kicker (and this is a big one): Are you willing to spend time in jail?

Not everyone is destined to be a graffiti artist. It takes a lot of hard work, practice, and skill to be a capable and respected tagger. It’s not just about creating beautiful works of spray paint (although that’s a huge chunk of it), a tagger must also be quick and nimble, effective enough to successfully evade obstacles that are thrown their way. One small misstep, and they risk getting thrown in jail for vandalism and public indecency.

There are many factors that taggers go up against every single time they step out of the door in the dead of the night with their dark attire, athletic runners, and a backpack reeking of aerosol. Taggers expect that anything and everything will go wrong during their trip. There are so many dangers that I’ve dwindled the list down to the top six most dangerous factors that taggers might face every time they set out in the dead of the night and create works of street art.

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