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Street Artist Spray-Paints Colorful Optical Illusion Murals on Buildings

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Shrouded in mystery, not much is known about street artist 1010. However, one thing is for certain: he knows how to turn heads. For over a decade now, the Hamburg-based artist has wowed us with his eye-catching public art and unique, portal-inspired paper creations. Now, he continues to showcase his mesmerizing murals on the sides of otherwise unassuming buildings.

Like his past creations, his newer, large-scale wall pieces employ a trompe-l’oeil technique to suggest three-dimensionality. Each spray-painted work of art is comprised of multi-colored, concentric layers that appear to recede into another dimension. Irregularly shaped and often appearing in groups, the pieces make the walls look like they have ruptured while simultaneously beautifying the blank surfaces with vivid pops of color and striking organic designs.

Recently, the artist's work has popped up in San Francisco, Miami, and Dubai. To find a 1010 mural or gallery exhibition near you, be sure to check the artist’s colorful Facebook page.

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All images via 1010.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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