My mate Harry sent me a link a couple of days ago to Edgar Mueller’s 3D pavement art (or sidewalk art, chalk art or street painting). It’s street art, and even though from my perspective it doesn’t have the rawness and depth of meaning of graffiti art that I like so much, it nevertheless is impressive in terms of its effect. The following three examples were taken from Mueller’s website, and was the video showing how he creates his work.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the international competition of street painters in Geldern (Germany) Edgar Mueller painted a large this three-dimensional picture, creating an apocalyptic scenery which invites people to becoming part of the image as actors (like in this case pretending to reach over to each other across the illusionary gap).
The first of Edgar Müller’s series of large-sized street paintings was created in Moose Jaw (Canada-Saskatchewan) on the occasion of the Prairie Arts festival in summer 2007. “Turning Riverstreet into a River” is the biggest three-dimensional street painting ever done. 280 m² were covered with paint. With the help of local artists Mueller turned the street into a river ending in an enormous waterfall.
In Dun Laoghaire, at the occasion of the “Festival of World Culture”, Müller continued his series of large-sized 3D Pavement Art. He turned a part of the eastern Pier into the Ice Age. This project was supported by the German Goethe Institute Germany. The video clip below gives some insight into how Mueller creates his work.