German street artist 1010 (previously featured here) has been creating these mysterious, portal-like street art illusions on walls around the world. Originally from Poland, 1010 moved with his parents to Germany, when he was eight years old. For more than a decade, the artist has been painting walls and making papercuts. Now he just finished a new amazing piece in Berlin. Check it out.
German street artist 1010 (previously featured here) has been creating these mysterious, portal-like street art illusions on walls around the world. While at first glance it looks like he’s layering colored paper, upon closer inspection you realize that you’re actually looking at paint on a wall.
After much artistic experimentation, he finally found his true calling in 2010 when he began developing his concept of abstract holes on the walls. 1010 made a practice out of creating three-dimensional damage-like shapes on walls, producing amazing pieces that trick the viewers into believing that there’s an actual hole set before them.
From June 6th to 12th, JUSTKIDS, in association with StreetArtNews, was invited by Urban Nation Berlin to take over their notorious signature event Project M. Bringing summer ﬂavors to Berlin they selected six internationally acclaimed artists, including 1010, Askew, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Eron and Faﬁ to create murals around the German capital for Project M/9 “Colors”. The painting week was ﬁnalized with a group exhibition showcasing the works of eleven artists including Tristan Eaton, Felipe Pantone, Okuda San Miguel, Crystal Wagner, Maser, Jan Kaláb, and the six muralists.
Whether in large-scale murals in urban environments around the world, or on smaller scale pieces on paper and canvas, the featured artists—hailing from around the globe—converge to investigate the speciﬁc way a high-octane color palette can produce an intense visual experience. In some of the works—shown for the ﬁrst time in Berlin—this emerges from the interactions between colours and their tensions and contrasts; while other works inquire into the expressive qualities of colours in the context of visual culture today.
Check out these 2d, optical illusions that artist 1010 creates on walls. His texturally rich but minimal style in mastering open portals seduces viewers and passerbys for a closer look. He recently finished a gigantic mural
1010 has also been focused on exploring what kinds of creatures may be making these holes:
If you are going to make a political statement, in this case, the 10:10 is making a point about climate change, then you should make a real bloody mess and blow up school children to demonstrate that point. We agree with it, and you should get Gillian Anderson, Radiohead, screenwriter Richard Curtis, and Peter Crouch to be in it (obviously this is British). Watch the clip, don’t drive so much, be worried about the future, and try not to blow up school children or co-workers.