Street Artist Turns Rundown Walls Into Incredible 3D Graffiti Art

Scaf - 3D Street Art

Wielding his spray can like a weapon, French street artist Scaf slices across city walls and transforms them into something magical with his trompe l'oeil graffiti. His creatures, which range from ferocious dinosaurs to snakes and skeletons, seem to emerge from two-dimensional surfaces to take over their environment. The work is made that much better by the whimsical photographs that Scaf takes of each piece.

In order to highlight his graffiti in the best way possible, Scaf actually interacts with his art. Whether it's dressing as a caveman to sit next to a dinosaur skeleton or feeding a rat a giant piece of cheese, his presence in the images is a spectacular finishing touch. His sense of humor is deeply connected with his art, as he hopes that through his work people will get in touch with their inner child and be transported to a different world.

On a technical level, Scaf's work is precise. His understanding of angles and perspective allows him to create 3D illusions from flat surfaces with ease. Always pushing himself to new levels, Scaf is constantly thinking of new subjects and scenarios to paint in order to delight the viewer.

His success as an artist has also led him to start his own company, Grafo Deco, where he offers his services to private clients and businesses.

Graffiti artist Scaf is known for his incredible painted illusions.

Scaf - Graffiti Illusion

Scaf - 3D Street Art

3D Graffiti Skeleton

Using spray paint, he creates 3D masterpieces that trick the eye.

Scaf - 3D Graffiti

Playful Street Art

Playful Street Art

He adds a bit of humor to his art by acting out a scene with each trompe l'oeil subject.

Scaf - Street Art Illusion

Trompe l'Oeil Graffiti

Scaf - Graffiti Illusion

Scaf - Street Art Illusion

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Scaf.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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