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Ice Age in Ireland

Art & Design

Some artists paint on canvas, others use recycled lumber, or even the sides of buildings, but German artist Edgar Muller prefers asphalt and pavement.  Muller and his team of collaborators create giant representational paintings that use perspectival illusion to blend themselves into their locations.  The pavement murals often incorporate real features of the built environment, further erasing the line between the real and the unreal.  Unlike a large mural on building, Muller’s paintings encourage the visitor to enter into the painting by walking across it. Some people even bend down to touch the images, just in case that hole beneath their feet is real.  It is this physical interaction between viewer and painting – a form of investigation into nature of reality – that makes the work so compelling.  The painting in the video, “The Crevasse”, was created in Dun Loaghaire, Ireland, in 2008 for the “Festival of World Culture”.

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2 Comments

  1. Ronin

    Mar 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    NIce find. Brilliant work! Very original.

  2. Greg

    Mar 15, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Really cool. Thanks for finding/posting Jeremy!

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