German Graffitist Creates 3D Optical Illusions Over The Urban Landscape
When you stare into any of the abysses created by German graffitist 1010, the abysses stare back at you—or at least they appear to. Inspired by the relationship between optics and neurology, the Hamburg-based artist has amassed a cult following over the past couple of years for his large-scale pieces that can be found throughout his motherland, and sometimes even around the world. His graffiti work, such as his most recent piece in Warsaw, Poland, predominantly resonates with the playful ideologies driving the op art movement, incorporating kaleidoscopic colorations into his abyss-esque designs.
1010 is currently in Paris, France where he spent the last week working on a giant piece along the Parisian highway.
Geared with 400 liters of paint, it took about seven days for the German artist to paint this 4500 square meters artwork.
1010 is reproducing a 3D technique on the flat. Even though they’re being painted on concrete, these pieces look real enough to reach inside and touch some color. This was made possible with the help of Itinerrance Gallery and SEMPA.