Julian Beever ‘s 3D pavement drawings

Julian Beever is known all over the world for his pavement drawings,

more especially his 3D illusions, drawn in a special distortion to create an impression of 3D when seen from one particular viewpoint. Julian Beever (born c. 1959) is a British chalk artist who has been creating trompe-l’œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s.

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He uses a projection technique called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle. It is often possible to position a person within the image as if they were interacting with the scene.

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

“I got started when I was in a pedestrian street in Brussels where an old garden had been removed. This left an unusual rectangle of paving slabs which gave me the idea to convert this in to a drawn swimming pool in the middle of the high street! It worked so well I tried other variations such as a well with people falling in. I soon realized that if you could make things appear to go into the pavement you could equally make them appear to stand out of it.” says Beever.

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

Julian Beever 's 3D pavement drawings #artpeople

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