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Street Artist Paints A Mind-Bending Illusion Of A Sphynx Cat On An Old Gas Tank
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Street Artist Paints A Mind-Bending Illusion Of A Sphynx Cat On An Old Gas Tank Interview With Artist

If you come across Braga last1’s incredible 3D street art, you will certainly notice it and stop for a minute. This talented 33-year-old street artist from Marseille, France, whose real name is Tom Bragado Blanco, has the talent to confuse and deceive people’s eyes with his incredible artworks. His most recent artwork is a giant sphynx cat that he decided to blend into the middle of a field. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with the artist!

More info: Instagram | Facebook | bragalast1.fr

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

The sphynx cat is a cat breed native to Canada and has the distinction of having no fur. In Blanco’s artwork, this cat plays the role of an optical illusion. The artist took quite an unusual approach and as his canvas, he chose an old gas tank. After the artist is done, the gas tank disappears and becomes an incredible 3D painting. As the final result, we see a giant, gray sphynx cat hiding in the grass and looking at a dog whose owner is trying to keep him away from the cat.

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

According to the artist, the sphynx cat was chosen on purpose: “I used this cat because it is my girlfriend’s cat. During this confinement period, I am inspired by what we have around us.” When asked how long it took for him to make this giant cat, he said: “I took about two and a half days to make this fresco.”

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

For this fresco, Blanco used a technique called anamorphosis. When asked how it works, he said: “It works from one point of view. You have to put yourself at that exact point to see the optical illusion, so I took some points so that it would work. I had to take a picture of the tank to see if it worked for the optical illusion. […] It’s quite complicated to explain.”

Image credits: braga_last_one

Blanco has been drawing since childhood and is a self-taught artist. Passionate about street art, he began his career by customizing T-shirts, sneakers, and caps and later on received many individual orders such as frescoes for children’s rooms, trompe-l’oeil in public places, etc. He has created artworks for hotels, various theaters, restaurants, and businesses.

Here are more works by this artist:

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

Image credits: braga_last_one

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J Rob
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2 years ago

I had a hard time figuring out the paw.

Jacoby Pistole
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2 years ago (edited)

Iloveyou!!!!!

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Jef Bateman
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2 years ago

These are amazing. I always wonder how people who can create something like this decide what subjects they are going to paint.

DiAnne Phillips
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2 years ago

Never ceases to A M A Z E me how creative in their thinking and in their doing. Thank you for sharing...

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J Rob
Community Member
2 years ago

I had a hard time figuring out the paw.

Jacoby Pistole
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Iloveyou!!!!!

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Jef Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

These are amazing. I always wonder how people who can create something like this decide what subjects they are going to paint.

DiAnne Phillips
Community Member
2 years ago

Never ceases to A M A Z E me how creative in their thinking and in their doing. Thank you for sharing...

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