Traditionally one would thinkt that the sole purpose of graffiti is to be seen – and yet a Los Angeles-based artist Cayetano Ferrer makes it look transparent and almost invisible. A video, photography and sculptural/installation artist covers the urban debris with high quality pictures that match the surroundings, and thus the object visually dissolves in the background.
These street art installations were presented as Cayetano’s projects “City of Chicago” and “Western Imports”. The pictures are printed directly on stickers, which are later placed on street signs, cardboard boxes or any other ordinary objects. By camouflaging the small bits of the city Cayetano creates this optical illusion of transparency that makes the passers by look twice. Be careful not to stumble over one of his pieces by accident!