Shadowy Secrets: Colorful Layering Creates Trick 3D Murals
Report by Urbanist, filed below Street Art & Graffiti in the Ar2rk group.
Worthy of a double-take twice over, these convincing wall ar2rks reveal imaginary depths and wonderful arrays of colour … all seemingly hidden behind dull peeling paint and inside innocuously crumbling facades.
Although he does not say much about himself, 1010 is each a gallery and street artist in Germany with a passion for surreal figures, geometric illusions and other visual trickery.
Although the shapes are simple the shadows are exceptionally complicated, every single layer built up with layers of colour and light.
This certain series of optical illusion ‘holes’ spans both sides of his portfolio – smaller sized-scale operates are framed and hung in galleries while bigger-scale installations are set in rough exterior urban landscapes.
His other pieces that consist of characters like birds and snakes are of a similarly simplified design, but their cartoonish nature masks careful colour and tone variety as nicely as time-consuming implementation.