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The 5 Most Talented 3D Sidewalk Artists

This time we compiled a list of the world’s top 5 most talented 3D sidewalk artists showcasing some of their best works. Those guys are: Edgar Mueller, Julian Beever, Kurt Wenner, Manfred Stader, and Eduardo Rolero.

These talented street artists have crafted an amazing ability to trick the eyes of passersby into seeing 3 dimensional sceneries and objects on a completely flat asphalt. Their works are created using a projection called anamorphosis, and create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle.

Art of this style can be produced by taking a photograph of an object or setting at a sharp angle, then putting a grid over the photo, another, elongated grid on the footpath based on a specific perspective, and reproducing exactly the contents of one into the other, one square at a time. [1]

Edgar Mueller

Edgar Müller was born in Mülheim/Ruhr on 10 July 1968, and grew up in the rural city of Straelen on the western edge of Germany. His fascination with painting began in his childhood, with paintings of rural scenes of Straelen. Around the age of 25, Müller decided to devote himself completely to street painting. He traveled all over Europe, making a living with his transitory art.

Ice Age


Wrong view:

Lava Burst

Mysterious Cave


Eduardo Rolero

Eduardo R. Relero is an Argentinian artist currently living in Rosario, Spain where he creates anamorphic drawings with themes of social criticism and satire.

Grandes Chorizos


El Gran Guru

Un Mundo Por Delante


Ilusiones Rotas


Julian Beever

Julian Beever is an English, Belgium-based chalk artist who has been creating trompe-l’œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. He is also probably the most famous on the Internet of all five 3D street artists featured in this article.

Swimming Pool

Wrong view:

Self Portrait

Daily Mail




Slight Accident On A Building

White River Rafting


Manfred Stader

Manfred Stader began street painting, pavement art during his art studies at the famous Städel Artschool in Frankfurt, at the beginning of the 1980s and in 1985 he already became one of the few master street painters.



Star Mild





Kurt Wenner

Kurt Wenner was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and boasts to be the inventor of three-dimensional pastel drawings. He produced his first commissioned mural at the age of sixteen, and by seventeen was earning his living as a graphic artist. He attended both Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design. According to his website, 3D Pavement Artists, 3D Sidewalk Artists, and 3D Chalk artists can all trace the roots of their work back to the street art of Rome in 1982, where Kurt Wenner transformed the complex geometry of Classical Italian Architecture into a new form of Popular Art. Whether they are called Street Paintings, Chalk Paintings, Sidewalk Paintings or pavement art, if they have a three-dimensional illusion they can be traced back to Kurt Wenner pastel drawings.

Dies Irae




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  • Olivier Le Bras

    INSANE !

  • Olivier Le Bras

    that is just so cool!

    • Lizvetvalle98

      Off corsee itt iss
      It’ss awesommee
      Veryy creativee peopllee theree!!

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  • Lizvetvalle98

    Soo coooolll!(:
    I want them to do something
    Like that in my room it would
    Look so awesome in there!(:

  • Crazy About Deals

    This is awesome.  Where is this located?

  • Anonymous

    Really Great Work!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Haroon Yunas

    wow he must be an very dedicated artist.

  • Charles DuPont

    These are astonishing works of art. Both skilful and clever.

  • bob

    love the cola one

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  • David Barry

    Fantastic Art from cool Artists

  • Kimberly

    This is awesome

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  • Whiney Spagnola

    Amazing! What talent! God Bless and thank you for sharing <3.

  • Collette The Batten

    The art work is outstanding and to put it to 3D is well, here are some letters you make the word that will do. abcdefghijklmnooopabcqurrsttuvwxyz. I can’t seem to know what is the right word?

  • chiteo

    Thanks 4 sharing……..”INSPIRATIONAL”………thanks 4 the great ideas……God Bless u bro.

  • norb

    looking to commission any above artist for a piece in NYC , contact

  • nina chua

    it seems reality and it helps me with my project !!! yeeeepeeeeee