Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Chalk Guy is Back – AMAZING!

Edgar Müller, the Chalk Guy is Back – AMAZING!

Check these out. They truly are unbelievable. 

CHALK GUY IS BACK! Hard to believe that these are drawn on a FLAT sidewalk surface.

It's really difficult to convince your brain that these artworks are on flat surfaces!

Together with up to five assistants, Müller painted all day long from sunrise to sunset.

Some of these pictures appeared on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, as part of the town’s Festival of World Cultures.

Edgar Müller was born in Mülheim/Ruhr. He 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. 

He spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square meter image of the crevasse, which, viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D. He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.

‘I wanted to play with positives and negatives to encourage people to think twice about everything they see,’ he said. ‘It was a very scary scene, but when people saw it they had great fun playing on it and pretending to fall into the earth.

‘I like to think that later, when they returned home, they might reflect more on what a frightening scenario it was and say, “Wow, that was actually pretty scary.”

Müller, who has previously painted a giant waterfall in Canada, said he was Inspired by the British ‘Pavement Picasso’ Julian Beever, whose dramatic but more gentle 3D street images have been featured in the Daily Mail.

This guy is amazing no matter how you look at it!

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