3D
Street
Art

Kurt Wenner’s imaginative 3D street art is a global phenomenon. As the creator of the art form, his art delivers unrivaled quality and originality.

Wenner’s latest invention, Lost World (on the right), is a spectacular illusion unlike anything ever seen before. It’s no wonder he is the top creative influencer in the arts and has received the Kennedy Center Medallion for his work.

While his 3D invention has come to be known as Pavement Art, Street Art, or Street Painting, no matter what you call it, his work is astonishing. His spectacular images cross all cultural and language barriers and are a social media sensation.

Incredible 3D Creations

Kurt Wenner's one-of-a-kind hyperbolic

PERSPECTIVE

While studying in Rome, I was invited to climb the scaffolding in several churches to see the ceiling frescos up close during their restoration. I was even lucky enough to touch the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I noticed when viewing many of the ceiling frescos the figures used a technique called anamorphism to elongate the figures. This particular kind of geometry makes an image look correct when viewed from a specific point, such as the church floor far below the painted surface.

When I took up pavement art, it occurred to me that images on the ground had the opposite problem as those seen on church ceilings. I began adjusting the proportions of my compositions to accommodate the wide-angle viewpoint. Since I knew the back of the eye is a curvilinear plane and having developed a similar geometry while working at NASA, I was able to formulate a new geometry for my images to appear correct when viewed from a select point.

Through the use of this invention, I can make images in small spaces appear to have great depth. This technique I call “3D Pavement Art” creates a harmonious balance between the painted surface, the participants interacting with the artwork, and the surrounding environment.

Kurt Wenner

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