Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock transformed old bike parts into six spectacular chandeliers, and hung them in the underpass of Theo/Malone and IH-35 San Antonio, Texas. ‘Ballroom Luminoso’ chandeliers contain a custom-made LED light installation, which turned the space into a magnificent shadow theater and a new spot for people to enjoy some public art. The bike parts create intricate shadow patterns and make the underpass look truly surreal.
You don’t have to be trained in arts to make creative urban interventions: French street artist OakoAk says he’s just a “pen pusher” by day, but his clever street works can be found all over St. Etienne and other cities in France. We’ve already shared some of his clever street art examples with you last year, but now he has lots of new works to share.
Clement Briend creates haunting 3D projections on trees as a photographic exploration of his surroundings, placing them on the streets of Paris or Cambodia. The gargoyle and Buddha mirages are created through multiple large format projectors, from which Clement removed the continuous light source with a flash and modified the optical part of the projector to fully optimize the flow of light.
Meet Sluggo – a green semi-subterranean inhabitant of Ann Arbor, Michigan. This strange little creature first appeared back in 2008 on a sidewalk, and since then started peaking out of walls cracks, chilling on ledges or doing his daily routines all over the town. Turns out, it was drawn by a local graphic artist David Zinn, using simple colored chalks.
Who said that size doesn’t matter? “My Modern Met” recently asked if street art was getting bigger, and our answer is yes. In order to prove that, we even handpicked a list of 30 wonderful large scale street art murals from around the world. If you think we missed something awesome – feel free to post it in the comment section below the post.
Fighting boredom isn’t an easy task, but a dose of creative street art can alleviate the symptoms! Inspired by Modern Met’s 10 Interactive Street Art Works That Rocked, we decided to add a couple of our own picks to the list. But before you start scrolling down the list, be sure to check out other street art posts we had earlier…
French artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet takes pictures of everyday objects on the streets of Paris and then draws over them to give new meaning to ordinary things like street posts, puddles or even a broken umbrella. Her works remind me of Creative Street Art Ideas from OakoAk that we’ve featured earlier and I had to check them twice to make sure they’re not OakoAk’s works.
This huge collection of creative street art will show you that city is probably the best canvas! Every wall, fence or column could be turned into an art piece. It brings smiles and raises eyebrows. It is closer to people than the best painting or installation shown in a art gallery. Now take a look at these 70 creative examples of street art. How can something so beautiful and creative be a crime?
This time we compiled a list of the world’s top 5 most talented 3D sidewalk chalk artists showcasing some of their best works. Those guys are: Edgar Mueller, Julian Beever, Kurt Wenner, Manfred Stader, and Eduardo Rolero. Their works are created using a projection called anamorphosis, and create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle.
German street artist EVOL transforms banal urban surfaces into miniature lifelike buildings. He is like an urban planner, but unlike the others, he creates a city within the city.The artist uses complicated stencils to quickly transform powerboxes, and other worn urban surfaces into miniature apartment buildings or other structures.
There are probably three things you cannot avoid in life – death, taxes and seeing another collection of 3D pavement art on the Internet. While Julian Beever’s 3D Pavement Drawings are the most popular, we believe that artists like Kurt Wenner are less known, so we will take a risk and share his works with you.